Biking is New York's Fastest-Growing Mode of Transport

Bicycles are on the rise in New York City, where more and more people are making bikes a major part of their transportation diet. City officials say it's the fastest-growing mode of transport.

"The number of cyclists has jumped by 80 percent in the past decade -- to 185,000 among the more than 8 million city denizens.

City officials say they've worked to make the city more biker friendly. They note the hundreds of miles of marked bike paths created in recent years, safety awareness campaigns and handouts of free helmets to unprotected cyclists."

Bicycle accidents have decreased as the amount of bikers increased, according to officials. Over the same amount og time, accidents have dropped by nearly 40%.

Full Story: Biking 'Fastest Growing' Way To Get Around NYC

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