NYC Bike-Share Subscribers Vastly Outnumber Weiner Voters

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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.

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