While it would be great to get the police officer's side of the story, the Internet is nevertheless circulating a "news" item that a visiting female Dutch cyclist was stopped by a New York City policeman and threatened with a ticket for wearing a skirt he deemed to be a traffic distraction.
The Guardian was the latest to print the story about Jasmijn Rijcken, a cyclist visiting New York in late April for the New Amsterdam bike show. Rijcken alleges that an NYPD officer saw her on a city street where she had stopped with her bike to read a map, and threatened to ticket her. The officer felt the skirt Rijcken was wearing was a hazard. Is this 2011 or 1899?
Photo: Jasmjin Rijcken.