Streetfilms: Bicycling is UP again in the Big Apple!

Bravo, Clarence Eckerson, Jr.! This is what it’s all about. Please share it with your friends…

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5 Responses to “Streetfilms: Bicycling is UP again in the Big Apple!”

  • Zen says:

    Obviously this is great! One question that comes to mind is, where are the cyclist coming from? Were they transit riders, pedestrians or car drivers? Hopefully they are able to find that out. Would it help NYC if most of the cyclist were transit riders or pedestrians?

  • Madness says:

    Great! Hi Guys. Hope you’re well.

  • Fritz says:

    Props to the people hopping on bikes as well :-)

    Sacramento increase is 101% from 2000 to 2008. 2005 to 2008 the increase is 55%, which is nothing to sneeze at.

    San Jose, CA has a remarkable 206% increase from 2005 to 2008. Maybe I should make a video too :-)

    To answer Zen’s question: I don’t know about NYC, but in the Bay Area the cyclists are mostly car drivers. Transit use had also shot through the roof as miles driven (and gasoline used) has dropped.

  • bongobike says:

    Way to go, New York!!! What’s the matter, Austin? Let’s get crackin’!

  • Fritz says:

    @Bongo – Austin is no slouch with a 38% increase from 2007 to ’08. You have about 10,000 regular bike commuters there. Things are a little challenging west of Guadalupe and north of 38th or so, but downtown and around the UT campus are all very ridable. And the bus in Austin is ridiculously cheap to ride!

 
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