There are many theories, according to the article, like Seattle hills:
and a mandatory helmet law (although it is legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk):
Not sure when the New York Post became an anti-capitalist publication?
Sounds like bike heaven to cycling advocates?
According to quotes in the article, opposition is coming from unlikely sources, because of fear of ‘piles of bikes’ on streets, and sidewalks from Executive Director Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives, and progressive City Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez the Chairman of the Council Transportation Committee.
Well if it is causing controversy in NYC, maybe it could undo the Seattle Slew of bike share in that city?