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Old 04-16-2014, 08:55 PM
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Strangely, the M14 makes the list of top ten busiest city bus routes. Only the M15 is busier in Manhattan, for obvious reasons (densely populated corridor with a subway a bit of a hike away).

mta.info | Facts and Figures

I would have assumed it made the rank of "mostly pointless bus route" but apparently there's a market for it. Maybe some just don't like subways?

Scheduled speed of the M14 at rush hour is 4.7 mph.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:46 AM
 
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Who didn't know this was going to happen? Oh wait, lol...

Citi Bike in red, needs millions to survive | New York Post
Couple points:

•Citi Bike far surpassed expected ridership.
•Demand is enormous throughout the City. People want the new transportation mode.
•The problem is that although annual memberships far surpassed expectations, daily and weekly memberships have been less than expected.
•However, there are two events which have recently been revealed to put Citi Bike in the red: Sandy damage and the software dispute.
•Before anyone brings it up, De Blasio only stated that funding is not on the table at this time (not never). Makes perfect sense. The City Council wants to open the books. I expect eventual public funding in collaboration.

Cool charts:

I Quant NY - Mapping Citi Bike’s Riders, Not Just Rides

I Quant NY - Where’s the Most NYC Nightlife? Just ask Citi Bike.

I Quant NY - Citi Bike and the Gender Divide

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Citi Bike Rides: September 17th & 18th, 2013 on Vimeo

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Citi Bike Rides: August 24th, 2013 (Weekend edition) on Vimeo

BTW, the program is great IMO and I use it all the time. If i'm in the coverage area, I only use the subway to arrive or leave the general area. For all trips within I use Citi Bike. I can get cross town from 1st to 11th, all times of day (life saver late at night) in like 15 minutes max. Saved me a ton of cash since launch too (annual member). It has really taken off here and I can confidently say this program is here to stay.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:50 PM
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average traffic speed in Manhattan is currently under 8 mph with lights now. Less in Midtown. Bicycles are faster.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:44 AM
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New York City's bike sharing system has done well usage-wise both considering just usage by itself and station density:

Why Aren’t American Bike-Share Systems Living Up to Their Potential? | Streetsblog USA
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:58 AM
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You guys might find these two articles interesting:
Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen : The Two-Way : NPR
Study: Bike Deaths Up 16 Percent In Just Two Years : The Two-Way : NPR
Wear a helmet! Don't drink and bike!
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I though the point of biking was so you could ride home drunk on your fixie (with no brakes, of course). Gotta stay skinny enough to fit in your pants somehow.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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If 2/3 of bicyclists don't wear a helmet and 2/3 of fatalities didn't have one, that means helmets have no effect. I don't know whether 2/3 of all bicyclists don't wear a helmet, but a fair bit don't, I think it might be over 50% in Toronto.

But I think it's safe to say much less than 1/4 of cyclists are drunk so yes, that's not a good idea. Honestly, even walking drunk is not a very good idea.
Freakonomics The Perils of Drunk Walking: A New Marketplace Podcast
Get a ride, cab, take the bus or drink at home or of course just drink in moderation.

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Old 11-28-2014, 01:00 PM
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If 2/3 of bicyclists don't wear a helmet and 2/3 of fatalities didn't have one, that means helmets have no effect. I don't know whether 2/3 of all bicyclists don't wear a helmet, but a fair bit don't, I think it might be over 50% in Toronto.

But I think it's safe to say much less than 1/4 of cyclists are drunk so yes, that's not a good idea. Honestly, even walking drunk is not a very good idea.
Freakonomics The Perils of Drunk Walking: A New Marketplace Podcast
Get a ride, cab, take the bus or drink at home or of course just drink in moderation.
Here's an article about bike helmets from a British perspective. It's not just us crazy American public health people who think they're a good idea.
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...eing.transport

Here's some stuff from the US CDC. You can look up the footnotes if you want to read some nitty-gritty research.
http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Bicycle/
http://www.cdc.gov/bam/safety/helmets.html
"In three out of four bike crashes, bikers usually get some sort of injury to their head."

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