Daily News to Cyclists: You Don’t Count

In today’s Daily News, cartoonist Bill Bramhall continues the paper’s recent assault on Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the city’s efforts to make biking safer. He manages to simultaneously imply that New Yorkers who bike are a freakish spectacle and that they don’t exist.

According to the most recent Department of Health survey, more than half a million New Yorkers bike several times per month. If you’re one of them, the email address you want to reply to is voicers@edit.nydailynews.com.

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