NYT: New York Inches Toward 'Bike Hegemony'

More people now bike to work in New York than in any other U.S. city.
August 8, 2017, 11am PDT | Elana Eden
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Home of the country's first bike path in 1894, New York City now boasts 1,133 miles of bike routes, with more than 46,000 people riding bikes to work as of 2015, reports the New York Times. Cyclists still account for a low percentage of commuters overall, but ridership is growing, and the city sees investment in biking infrastructure as a way to anticipate and support the transportation needs of a growing population.

Over the last decade, cyclist fatalities have also decreased, with officials pledging to build or improve bike infrastructure in the most dangerous areas deemed "priority bicycle districts."

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Published on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in The New York Times
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