Thursday, November 8, 2007

Queens in NYC going ahead with bike plans

The Borough of Queens in NYC is going ahead with plans to increase bike paths, increase parking, and put in deidcated bicycle lanes on busier streets, in the interest of improving the daily commute of its residents. Apparently in NYC less than 1% commute by bicycle, and the city is impressed with Portland, Oregon, where 3.5% uses bicycles to get to work.

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Notable quotes:
“We advocate for the lane to reflect what the street is like,” Samponaro said, adding busier streets require protective lanes, whereas calmer streets can make due with shared lanes.
“The more cyclists there are on the streets, the safer they are,” Samponaro said. “There’s safety in numbers.”

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