Bicycle Infrastructure = More Bicyclists

New York City has released new bicycle counts that demonstrate a 35% increase from 2007 to 2008. Many believe this dramatic rise has much to do with the city's renewed commitment to alternative transportation.
November 3, 2008, 8am PST | Mike Lydon
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"Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.

The data are suggestive, not definitive, but officials said they considered the trend to be genuine.

The annual count, known as a screenline count, was first conducted in 1980 and has been done annually since 1984. This year's count identified 12,583, up from 9,327 in the previous year."

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Published on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in The New York Times
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