As well as here in DC and many other places too, I suspect
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.
This year’s count identified 12,583, up from 9,327 in the previous year.
The number of cyclists crossing the Williamsburg Bridge has quadrupled from 2000 to 2008, to 4,000 on a typical day.
Quadrupled? Am I missing something?
“This unprecedented increase shows we are well on the way toward our goal of doubling the number of bike commuters,” Janette Sadik-Khan, the transportation commissioner, said in a statement. “As these numbers rise, cyclists should take all safety precautions, while drivers must be vigilant when sharing our streets with this growing population.”