Overheard in New York: Biking Up 35 Percent in 2008

jsk.jpgA tipster reports that DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan dropped an interesting stat at an NRDC fundraiser Tuesday night: A fresh batch of bike traffic counts are in, and the numbers show a 35 percent gain compared to 2007 levels.

Sadik-Khan also touted components of DOT's Sustainable Streets plan that could be especially relevant for other American cities:

The new Streetfilms interview/walking tour with the commish provides a great introduction to these initiatives.

File photo: Brad Aaron