We’ve only scratched the surface. There are more bicyclists in NYC than any city in the US
In fact, daily cycling has risen 150 percent since 2006, according to “Safer Cycling: Bicycle Ridership and Safety in New York City,” which was released Monday by the city’s Department of Transportation, the NYPD and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“Cycling is at a record-breaking percent,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, adding that there are now 1,133 miles of bike lanes throughout the five boroughs, with 425 of them protected, “which are the kind we most like to ride.”
“Safe Cycling” also revealed that there is safety in numbers, and despite there being 18 cyclist fatalities in 2016, the overall number has dropped 71 percent over the past 20 years.