NYC's Up-Cycle: Now 236,000 Daily Cyclists
More bikers here than in any other US city
Transportation Alternatives has released its annual estimate of how many New Yorkers ride bicycles daily. There are now 236,000 daily cyclists in the five boroughs. The figure represents a 28% increase over the previous year.
The data show:
"NYC just posted a fourth straight year of double-digit grown in cycling, and this was the biggest jump ever," says Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. "This is real transportation. More New Yorkers are moving on bikes today than will ride the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway on opening day in 2017."
New York City has installed more than 200 miles of bike lanes over the past three years, including 5 miles of physically-separated bike lanes. Bike lanes are helping to fuel the dramatic growth in cycling.
Transportation Alternatives began annual estimates of cycling levels in 1992, and derives its data from the Department of Transportation's official annual bicycle screen line count. Those counts are modeled into a five-borough estimate by transportation consultants at Komanoff Energy Associates.