On Monday we laughed nervously at assemblyman Michael DenDekker's (D-Queens) pair of Albany-bound bills that would require every bicycle in the state to be registered and fitted with a license place, and commercial bicycles to be insured. Gothamist called DenDekker to talk about the bills, and it turns out he's got a couple other crazy ideas for excessive policing of your cycling.
It's this part especially, when DenDekker answers a question about how non-registered cyclists might be penalized, that offers a glimpse of the assemblyman's creepy Orwellian plans:
We would put cameras in bicycle lanes to make sure that bicyclists are wearing their helmets and have their lights on and are riding in a manner which is accustomed to the lane or if they're being reckless and endangering and hurting others. I believe it also gives more credibility to bicyclists, making them more a part of the road.