A survey has just been released assessing the satisfaction of New Yorkers with their City…..Manhattan came out on top for some critical parts of the survey. Not only is it perceived to be the friendliest and safest borough, it is also considered to be the best place to live. On the down side, Manhattan was also overwhelmingly voted the least affordable…….
According to the DOT, 54% of all trips in NYC are less than two miles, and from 2006 to 2010 the number of bikes in the city doubled. As a result of increased bicyclists, new protected bike lanes are being added around the city.
“Every time we put down a protected bike lane, we see injuries for everyone go down 50%,” said Ms. Sadik-Khan.
“Bikers are completely out of control in the city,” says Leonard Steinberg publisher of LUXURYLETTER. “If the City is looking to make cyclists a growing mode of transportation AND raise revenues, I strongly suggest a clampdown on the lawlessness of bicyclists. Only yesterday I witnessed a cyclist run a red light and hit the white stick out of the hands of a blind person crossing the street! Why do the cops focus on car parking fines instead of biker violations that are significantly more harmful? Now its time to add secured bicycle parking everywhere and licensing too.”
Today the New York Times reports that a crackdown on cyclist lawlessness is underway, but….“It’s not always easy to do,” said Raymond W. Kelly, the police commissioner, who joined Ms. Sadik-Khan to announce the initiative. “Bicyclists move along at a very good clip. Particularly when a police officer is by himself or herself, it’s difficult to do.”