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Hundreds of cyclists ride down Fifth Avenue to protest city response to crashes

MANHATTAN – Cars, pedestrians and bicyclists share the roads of New York City.

On Thursday evening, hundreds of riders in bikes gathered at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue for a protest ride to Washington Square Park.

Transportation Alternatives and Families For Safe Streets organized the event. They also were riding in memory of the cyclists killed in crashes.

The number of cyclists deaths has already passed last year's total of 15 people.

Transportation Alternatives calls in the city to investigate and prosecute cases and also invest in street redesign projects.

The NYC Department of Transportation and Mayor de Blasio's office say they're installing a record number of protected bike lanes this year.