200 miles of new cycle lanes completed; Cycling grows 45 per cent

New York cycling boosted by lane creation

The completion of 200 miles of new bike-only cycle lanes was celebrated in New York this week, as reported by the New York Post. The final section was laid at the Grand Concourse in the Bronx following a three-year long project.

In the same period 6,100 bike racks were created in 20 sheltered parking units.

New York’s Transport Department has pledged to create a further 1,600 miles of car-free bike lanes, created at a rate of 50 miles per year.

Cycling numbers have rocketed according to the Department, seeing an increase of 45 per cent. The rise means that higher numbers of cyclists now cycle to work in Brooklyn than the overall number of cyclists in San Francisco.

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