The bike vote is being courted by several of New York City's candidates for the 2013 mayoral election. Although the number of daily bike commuters flat-lined in 2012, the excitement and debate about Citi Bikes suggests that cycling hasn't reached a saturation point in this city.
Anthony Weiner once promised to rip out Bloomberg-built bike lanes, but now touts his bike-share membership. Dana Rubinstein at Capital New York, compares the position reversals of both Weiner and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio:
"If Weiner is vying for the cyclist vote, he's got some competition from, among others, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who once called bike lane champion and transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan a "radical," but who has since undergone a similar political evolution on the topic."
Read her full article here.