Hey, Andrew (and Matt).
In just over a month, and thanks to your help, the New York Cycling Census has garnered more than 10,000 responses across every county in the state! The huge response to the survey has far exceeded our expectations and is a clear indication of the profound interest in bicycle mobility in communities of all scales across New York.
Two thirds of respondents rode a bike for mental health and wellness!
Nearly a third of respondents reported they use a bicycle for tourism purposes. In addition, most respondents indicated they would be Very Likely to use bikes for tourism purposes.
Lack of bike lanes or safe routes is the biggest barrier to biking for New Yorkers, followed closely by insufficient secure bike parking.
In terms of education, respondents indicate that basic bike maintenance is the most sought after training for New Yorkers.
All of the data collected through the NY Cycling Census will be made freely available to any agency, organization or other entity that can use it to help drive public policy around bicycle education, infrastructure, enforcement, tourism, integration with public transit and general encouragement.
See attached boilerplate language, and NY Bike Census JPG, for your use in outreach.
Thank you for your continued help and support - and please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or comments!
Paul Winkeller, Senior Associate
Urban Cycling Solutions