The latest round of angry tabloid editorials shows no signs of dampening New Yorkers’ enthusiasm for bike-share. A Quinnipiac poll released today shows support for a network of public bicycles at 74 percent citywide, the highest positives yet for an idea that has consistently scored very well in public opinion.
Bike-share’s popularity holds pretty steady across the city, with 66 percent positives on Staten Island, the least supportive borough. In Manhattan, which will contain most of the initial service area, support is at 81 percent. And while it’s not embraced by older New Yorkers quite as much, 58 percent of people 65 and older still think bike-share is a good idea.
A Q poll in May found 64 percent support for bike-share citywide, and an earlier survey last October pegged it at 72 percent.
Now, if only the Citi Bike suppliers could fix those software glitches overnight…