New York City supports bicycle lanes
Most New York City residents are in favour of bicycle lanes, a new poll has found.
The New York Times found that 66 per cent of respondents believed bicycle lanes represented a positive step forward in the city, while 27 per cent were opposed to the idea.
Manhattan residents were most in favour of the bicycle lanes, which may be of interest to British professionals moving overseas who are keen on living in a pro-cycle area.
In the last four years alone, more than 250 miles of bicycle lanes have been added to the city’s busy network of roads. A new bicycle sharing scheme is also set to transform things, with spring 2013 earmarked as a provisional launch date for the initiative.
Though enthusiasm for cycling appears to be at its highest in a long time – bicycle lanes have always proved to be a divisive and controversial area in the city – this isn’t corresponding in the numbers actually cycling.
The newspaper reported that while a third of adults living and working in the city owned a bicycle, only half of these actually got onto the saddle at least once a week.
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