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.

"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."

Full Story: Commuter Cycling Is Soaring, City Says

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