We know what you’re thinking; more bike news? But lately it seems like cyclists just can’t catch a break.
Jasmijn Rijcken, general manager of VANMOOF Bicycle Company, recently told Streetsblog that when visiting from Amsterdam in April, a cop in Soho threatened to ticket her for riding a bike in a skirt (which is totally NOT illegal by the way).
“I was standing next to my bike … and then this police guy stops and starts telling me about my skirt,” Rijcken said.
“At first I thought he was making a joke or maybe even a compliment, but then I found out he was serious because he got really mad.”
The police officer allegedly told Rijcken that her skirt could distract drivers and cause car accidents.
“That was the bottom line, that I was very dangerous,” she said.
And aren’t there enough dangers on the road without the disastrous prospect of legs? So ladies, for everyone’s safety please, the next time you mount your bike, make sure to put on a pair of tightly fastened bloomers first.