Cycling in New York City: Difference between revisions

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By 2017, there were 450,000 bike rides per day in New York City, up from 180,000 per day in 2006. Of these, 20% were commuter trips.<ref name=":0">{{Cite news|url=|title=More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane|last=Hu|first=Winnie|date=July 30, 2017|work=The New York Times|access-date=July 31, 2017|language=en-US|issn=0362-4331}}</ref> Between 2014 and 2019, under the mayoralty of [[Bill de Blasio]], over {{Convert|340|mi||abbr=}} of bike lanes have been added, totaling over {{Convert|1350|mi||abbr=}} citywide.<ref name=":4">{{Cite news|url=|title=The People of Central Park West Want Their Parking Spaces (Sorry, Cyclists)|last=Barron|first=James|date=2019-08-18|work=The New York Times|access-date=2019-11-05|language=en-US|issn=0362-4331}}</ref>
Transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg has pushed for increasing bike lanes to demonstrate the city’s progress and commitment to [[Transportation safety in the United States|transportation safety]].<ref name=":4"/> However, with the expansion of cycling in New York City, there has been pushback from motorists. For example, in 2019, motorists and [[Upper West Side]] residents objected after two hundred parking spaces along Central Park West were eliminated to allow bike lane expansion.<ref>{{Cite web|first=Shumita|last=Basu|date=2019-07-16|title=Why Do NYC Drivers And Pedestrians Loathe Cyclists?|url=|access-date=2020-11-30|website=Gothamist|language=en}}</ref>