A Quinnipiac University poll asked New Yorkers if they think the expanding network of bike lanes are having a positive impact and 59 percent responded favorably, choosing that it’s a “good thing because it’s greener and healthier for people” over it being bad “because it leaves less room for cars with increased traffic.”
According to the latest statistics by the city, there’s been a 14 percent increase in the amount of residents commuting by bike, but that didn’t stop the New York Post from using the figures to contradict themselves.
Transit reporter Jennifer Fermino writes: “New Yorkers widely support the Big Apple’s widespread bike-lane expansion — but no one is using them.” A few sentences later things become a little more accurate: “But the bike lanes may not be empty for long, city stats show.”
Actually, those “city stats” aren’t a future prediction, they’re current numbers! (Photo: Eric Konon/flickr)