NY Daily News Reports More New Yorkers Using Bicycles Over Cars

A New York City transportation study released Monday claims the number of people riding bicycles to and from work rose 26% from last year, mimicking an increase of 32% from the same period 2007 to 2008.

“Cycling in the City continues growing rapidly as our bike network expands and becomes safer,” said Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

Besides the obvious (the 200+ miles of recent bike lanes), the city continues to show it’s fully behind improving cycling opportunities with little touches: They handed out free light kits Monday to cyclists as they exited the Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges to help with the dark commutes home.

Full story on NY Daily News.

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[...] NYC’s not the only major city making headway.  On Thursday, November 17, San Jose, California’s City Council will meet to (hopefully) adopt its new Bicycle Plan. [...]

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