New York Unveils Plan to Be More Bicycle-Friendly

Perhaps because Mayor Bloomberg's plan for congestion pricing in New York City has failed, the Big Apple is now trying to make up for it by becoming more bicycle-friendly. As it is, 112,000 New Yorkers bicycle on an average day, an increase of 10% over the last decade. The proposal, which is part of a new Department of Transportation strategic plan, hopes to double that number by 2015, as well as

--Add 200 miles worth of new bicycle lane between 2007 and 2009
--Install 37 bicycle shelters and 5,000 bike parking racks by 2011
--Install 15 additional miles of protected on-street bike lanes by 2010 and 30 miles from 2011 to 2015

Finally, "To raise bike-consciousness in the city, the Transportation Department and the nonprofit group Transportation Alternatives are holding a competition to find the most bicycling-friendly employers in the city."

Via: ::City Room (NY Times Blog)

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