Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Poll: Bike Lanes Most Popular Among Latinos, Lower Income Earners, and Youth
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 11:07 AM
Who do you think likes bikes lanes the most? Turns out the answer is Manhattanites (73%), Latinos (72%), and people who earn less than $50,000 a year (70%). Younger people (under 45) prefer them to older people 68 to 62 percent.
Some other interesting findings in the poll, which delves a bit deeper than Quinnipiac's into people's attitudes: 40 percent say traffic is worse because of bike lanes, 25 percent say it's better, and 30 percent say it makes no difference.
Forty-four percent say the number of bike lanes is about right, 27 percent say there should be more, and less than a quarter want the number of bike lanes decreased.
The poll of 808 NYC adults was taken July 20 through July 27 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.