The New York Times had an article on the rise of bicycling in New York City. An annual report from the Department of Transportation says that the popularity rose 35% in 2008. “MORE BIKES”
a bit from the article by Sewell Chan.
“Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.
The data [pdf] are suggestive, not definitive, but officials said they considered the trend to be genuine.”
read the rest of the article here.