Which Bike Amenities Do You Value Most? Take the Survey

If you ride a bike in New York and have five minutes to spare, one Streetsblog reader is looking to hear from you.

Brendan Shera, a master’s student in Columbia’s urban planning program, is writing his thesis about what kinds of infrastructure NYC cyclists prefer to use. Is secure parking more important to you than a bike lane? Would you rather get to work faster or more comfortably? Those are some of the questions Shera is trying to answer. 

Here’s where you can fill out Shera’s five-minute online survey. The more people who take it, the more useful the results will be to cyclists and bike planners. If you have any questions about the project, you can e-mail Shera at nycbikesurvey@gmail.com

  • Can’t take the survey if it requires password access.

    Still a work in progress?

  • Noah Kazis

    Andy B, I didn’t have that problem. Try e-mailing Brendan Shera?


Share Your Experience as a New York Bicycle Commuter

Attention New Yorkers who bike to work: Mathew Ides, a masters student at Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs & Planning, is surveying bike commuters in the city to see how they view the built environment. You can take the survey here. Ides has also set up a website, Hubs and Spokes, to provide more […]

To E-Bike or Not to E-Bike

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Counting Bikes and Cars Without a Clipboard

Liberate yourself from government transportation data that doesn’t tell you what you need to know! Break the chains of ignorance about how streets in your town are being used! Declare your independence from five-year-old data sets in PDF spreadsheets! Advocates have for too long been at the mercy of the limited data on travel patterns they […]

How Many New Yorkers Bike Each Day?

The explosive growth in cycling across NYCDOT’s screenline tracks closely with rising bike commute rates among Brooklyn residents, but not with the slower citywide growth trend. There were two developments today spotlighting the evolution of cycling in New York City. Transportation Alternatives came out with their updated figure for the number of people who bike […]

Department of Health Takes a Snapshot of Bed-Stuy Cyclists

Image: NYC Department of Health The city’s Department of Health has made encouraging physical activity, which can help prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, a top priority. As part of promoting healthy lifestyles, the Department’s Brooklyn District Public Health Office spent last summer studying cyclist behavior in Bedford-Stuyvesant to learn who in that […]

Streetsblog Interview: Ryan Russo

Ryan Russo is the New York City Department of Transportation’s Director for Street Management and Safety, a newly-created job that he started in July. Previously, Russo worked as DOT’s Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Coordinator where he was instrumental in designing and developing a number of improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and more livable streets (PDF file) over the last three years. Streetsblog caught up […]