Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bike Commuting Way Up in NYC

Great News! New Yorkers are getting on bikes in greater numbers. Estimates are that the city's bike commuting population is up 35% from 2007 to 2008.

From the Times:
“This growth is real,” said Wiley Norvell, a spokesman for Transportation Alternatives, the leading advocacy group for cyclists and pedestrians in New York City. “It’s born out by what I see on the streets every day, and we’re reaping the rewards from the city’s investment in bicycling over the last several years. More and better-designed bike lanes are producing more cyclists and more first-time cyclists.”

Since 2007, 140 miles of new bicycle routes have been added to the on-street bicycle network.


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