Gallery: Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

The New York City Department of Transportation released news yesterday that they’ve recorded an 8 percent increase in people biking into Manhattan this year, that makes today’s number double the number of bikers in 2007. In part due to the bicycle equality commitments of New York City DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, bike lanes around the city have proliferated since the first installation of a protected bike lane on 9th Avenue in 2007. In the face of harsh opposition — like that of the coalition that wants the Prospect Park West bike lane removed — Sadik-Khan has stood for the idea that we should all share the road whether we are using two legs, two wheels, or an engine.

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