04 Oct '11, 6am

NYC to deploy 10,000 bikes in next summer's bike share scheme #ride #bicycle

NYC to deploy 10,000 bikes in next summer's bike share scheme #ride #bicycle

NEW YORK - Bicycle lanes, cycling lessons for adults, and soon 10,000 bikes in a sharing program: New York is pedaling hard to join the world's growing love affair with the bicycle. The number of New Yorkers taking the two-wheeled option to commute has doubled in the last five years, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office. They are still a relatively rare sight as they zigzag between the yellow cabs and heavy traffic pouring through Manhattan each rush hour. But if this can still be a perilous activity, that's starting to change, with 350 kilometers of new bike lanes put down since 2007, bringing the total to 683 miles (1,100 kilometers) and a target of 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) by 2030, according to the mayor's office. Cyclists couldn't be happier with Bloomberg and his prominent transport commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan. "Their leadership and vision have bee...

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