Poll Watch: “The More Bikes the Better”

people_love_cycling.jpgImage: Daily News.

Here are the results of a wholly un-scientific web poll conducted by the Daily News as part of their recent "special investigation" into the state of cycling in New York City. I don’t have much to add, except that the top bar would look even better if it were a little longer, and I believe the poll is still open. 

  • This non-biker agrees and I’ll go there now and say so.

  • Mark’s most thrilling post.

  • Andy Trafford

    Up to 61%

  • Without the bicycles coming on the scene, automobiles would not have had a ready made paved surface. The automobile took over the paved roads from the bicycle. Now its time for the bicycle to reclaim its share of the paved surfaces.

  • MrManhattan

    just voted 61/36/3

  • Kaja

    Mark, I take it back, your posting is the least embarassing thing in this thread.

  • Thanks, K!

  • Gary Busey

    59% of respondents to the poll read StreetsBlog.

  • MrManhattan

    83% of statistics are made up on the spot.

  • Half of all people are below average intelligence.

  • Erin

    “Half of all people are below average intelligence.”

    OOH, smack!

    That’s an awesome statistic!

  • Shouldn’t it be half of all people are below median intelligence?

  • Ian Turner

    John, that’s only for people in the upper half. 😉

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