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Cyclists on the Increase in the City; Support Grows for Bike Lanes

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Bikers riding through Central Park in the 34th annual 5 Boro Bike Tour. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Biking in New York City has increased by 14 percent from last spring — and the city's Department of Transportation said it recorded 18,809 cyclists per day, up from 16, 463 last year.

The news of increased cycling comes as the city is preparing to roll out an announcement of a vendor for its 10,000-bike bike share system and the same day a Quinnipiac University poll shows an increase in support of bike lanes from 56 percent in May to 59 percent today.

Most of the increase in support comes in Brooklyn, home to a controversial lawsuit to remove a two-way protected bike lane next to Prospect Park.

Check out the rest of the story on our transportation website, transportationnation.org.

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