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19902Re: [CF] Feeeel the Earth Heeeal! (Episode #9337)

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  • Emmy Koponen
    May 3, 2011
      Nice stats. Carfree feels good and I can live in the country.

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      On May 3, 2011, at 1:04 PM, Jym Dyer <jym@...> wrote:

      >> Offer is valid in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Because hey,
      >> where better to provide more car use than in 2 of the
      >> most carfree counties in the U.S.?
      >
      > =v= Just to put this into perspective, consider the data from
      > New York City (PDF format):
      >
      > http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/commuter_cycling_indicator_and_data_2010.pdf
      >
      > Notice how things start to increase in 2003, which correlates
      > with a grassroots push for better conditions by the city's
      > Critical Mass community. The environmental group Time's Up!
      > organized the month-long BikeSummer 2003, and Transportation
      > Alternatives, the more mainstream group, has done "Bike Month"
      > every year since. With all of us working for the same goal,
      > we have steadily increased bike ridership.
      >
      > =v= We got a very sharp increase in more recent years, once
      > the city hired a good Transportation Commissioner who put in
      > a lot of bike infrastructure, particularly in those same two
      > boroughs/counties. We have tripled ridership citywide in
      > eight years, and the numbers are even higher in Manhattan
      > and Brooklyn.
      >
      > =v= So, naturally, Zipcar wants to get all these new riders
      > into SUVs.
      > <_Jym_>
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