Here are a few fun facts about turnout in yesterday’s NYC primaries, framed in relation to the number of annual NYC bike-share members.
As of primary day, there were 79,532 annual Citi Bike members. That’s equivalent to…
- about 30 percent of the votes amassed by the leading Democratic candidate, Bill de Blasio
- about 40 percent more than the total number of votes cast in the Republican mayoral primary
- two and half times the number of votes cast for Anthony “ribbon cuttings” Weiner
Clearly, the all-powerful bike lobby is just getting started.