Here at peopleforbikes.org, we think the next couple months are going to be big for bicycling in America.
Momentum is building for our campaign (heading toward 20,000 pledges!), and a lot of exciting things have happened in the past few days that are pushing bicycling toward the mainstream.
Yesterday alone, two great stories appeared:
1) U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is at it again, pushing for better bike facilities and hailing the benefits of riding for everyone – even people who don’t ride! We really couldn’t say it any better than he did, or provide better answers to common concerns. Check out his blog.
2) The New York Times published a story citing data that shows riding is up 28% in NYC from last year, which means more than 200,000 New Yorkers are riding each day. The article goes on to say that this increase can be attributed to more and better bike lanes, and notes that cycling is now considered a “legitimate and measurable part of the transportation picture” in the city. Read more.
Don't forget about the successful launch of bike-sharing systems around the country – Bcycle in Denver and Nice Ride in Minneapolis (coming June 10), to name a few. And then there's Ecobici in Mexico City, where 1,100 bikes were installed last month at 85 stations throughout the center of the city.
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