19902Re: [CF] Feeeel the Earth Heeeal! (Episode #9337)
- May 3, 2011Nice 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):
> 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.
> Problem? Email: CarFreefirstname.lastname@example.org
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