New York City’s Cycling Numbers Are Up Significantly

Cycling in New York City grew to record levels over the recent northern summer. According to a recent Streetfilms video which quotes #bikenyc numbers, weekday bicycle ridership numbers were up 26% and weekend ridership up 57%. This data in turn appears to be based upon Strava Metro year on year data.

Meanwhile Citibike, New York’s bike share scheme, also broke it’s one day ridership record with 103,109 rides.

Combined East River bike counters (on the major bridges that connect Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens an increase of 23%. One of these bridges, the Williamsburg Bridge (which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, north of the more famous Brooklyn Bridge pictured with this article) topped 10,000 riders on five days.

Prospect Park’s bike lane count increased 22% year on year.

“We’re seeing a bike boom,” said New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.

You can see the full video from Streetfilms on Twitter here.

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