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Is Using a Bike for Transport the Best way to Avoid the Coronavirus?

Yesterday, Streetfilms went to the foot of the Queensborough Bridge to ask bicycling commuters if they are using their bikes more due to the novel Coronavirus or if they see the benefits in doing such on a daily basis.

They day prior both the Mayor and Governor issued updated guidelines for residents asking them to try to avoid crowded subway cars or work from home and to consider biking or walking to work. As you can see from the reactions, there were a lot of opinions in favor of using 2-wheels not only during the current crisis, but every day!

The eclectic reactions and advice were of, course, pure New York.

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Why are New Yorkers bicycling to work in record numbers?

Today is Bike To Work Day in NYC. And as usual Transportation Alternatives was out hosting some fueling stations in the morning.

We thought with the newest NYC DOT data showing bicycling at an all-time high, it would be great time to ask bicyclists why they are riding their bikes more. Interestingly, the answers seemed to fall in three distinct categories: it is safer, it is healthy and MTA is falling apart.

But don’t take our word for it, listen to what your fellow city riders told us.

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Cardboard Cuomo Sends His Regrets to Transit Riders for Shortchanging MTA

In October, Governor Cuomo pledged to allocate $8.3 billion in state support for the MTA capital program, which maintains and upgrades the region's transit system.

But when Cuomo released his executive budget a few months later, it contained no new money for the capital program. Instead, the state now says it will only deliver its funding until the MTA has exhausted all options and revenue from other sources. The Riders Alliance warns that without the funding that Cuomo promised, the MTA could be forced to delay essential maintenance and borrow more, causing fare hikes and the deterioration of service.

Naturally, there was only one thing to do. The Riders Alliance brought back Cardboard Cuomo for an apology tour to "interact" with riders and tell them he's sorry he didn't come through with a budget that supports transit.