After all the stories I have seen about New Yorkers grumbling about how bicycle lanes are chewing up traffic space or parking space, the New York Times has good news for observers of the cycling scene.
A poll done by the newspaper has found that 66 per cent of New Yorkers think bicycle lanes are a good idea.
Simple question: good idea or bad idea. The poll involved 1,026 residents. Sixty-six per cent said good idea, 27 per cent said bad idea, seven per cent had no opinion.
This sounds like a victory for cycling to me. The NYT article linked to above also says that a majority in all boroughs thought the bike lanes were a good idea.
Can you say vindication?
Other questions in the survey had to do with bike-sharing (not so well received) and bike use (also not so high -- about half of those surveyed said no one in their household had a bike).