The New York City Department of Transportation just released a report finding that commuter cycling has more than doubled since 2007, a period during which the city added 350 km of new bike lanes to the 750 km the city already had.
This is precisely what cycling advocates predicted would happen as New York got serious about building a continuous network of cycling infrastructure - work that continues today.
It's also important to note that while the number of cyclists has doubled, the number of cycling-related injuries has remained flat.
Under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, New York has taken a leadership role in further rebalancing the city's already pedestrian- and transit-friendly transportation system to favour cleaner, healthier, safer and more sustainable modes.
NYC DOT even has a program called Neighbourhood Slow Zones in which communities can organize to reduce the speed of residential streets to 32 km/h (20 mph) through traffic calming and signage.
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