Due to popular demand and as we promised we’ve gotten some of our Officers to be bicycle trained. You will be seeing them patrolling the east village on bicycles. pic.twitter.com/4A065T2Usi— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) July 16, 2022
The 9th Precinct recently announced that officers will soon be canvassing the East Village on bicycles.
There have been calls to get more officers to patrol their communities via bicycle, such as in this Streetsblog op-ed from last July. Per Jeremy Posner: "Just as NYPD officers are being asked to get out of their cars more often as part of community policing, they should experience cycling on the streets they police."
In the summer of 2020, Bike New York called on the NYPD to put more officers on bicycles to improve community policing, among other items.