New Yorks vardagsrum är gatorna och trottoarerna

För att stimulera möjligheterna att cykla sig fram på Manhattan så funderar Janette Sadik-Kahn (New York City’s transportation commissioner) att sommartid införa en bilfri Central Park.

"-I think there’s been a renaissance in cycling," she said, "and I think
you’re seeing that energy come from a lot of the investments that we’ve
made in the city’s bike infrastructure — making it easier for people
to get to where they need to go and connecting the different bike paths
we have in the city to create a strong biking backbone.

Hinting at a broader philosophy of urban space, Sadik-Khan noted that
the success of street space might be measured in terms other than
volume of automobiles moved in a given period. The streets and sidewalks are the living rooms of New York," she said. We have to figure out the best way to utilize those living rooms."

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Förbättrade möjligheter att cykla genomförs även i andra delar av New York. Framförallt sker detta i Brooklyn där det bara i år byggs drygt 3 mil cykelbana och ytterligare 2,5 mil nästa år.

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