Cycling in the city: If you build bike lanes, they will ride [chart]
At least that appears to be the case in New York City, where cyclists are filling the 250 miles of bike lanes that have been installed since Janette Sadik-Khan has been appointed head of the Department of Transportation.
Plenty of lip service is given to the need for our society to get more exercise, but this chart shows just how key infrastructure can be to making that goal happen. The NYC Commuter Cycling Indicator gets its numbers “…from surveys taken ten times per year at predetermined points around the city,” so while it doesn’t provide the total number of bikers at any one point, it does have its finger on the pulse of the movement.
Get’em cycling.Posted by Kate Rinsema