Residents hop on 2-wheelers as bike usage grows

Crowded residents are making the choice to hop on two-wheelers more often, according to city statistics.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the number of peoplecommuting by bike is up 62 percent since the spring of 2008. Andit's up 262 percent overall since 2000.

The DOT says it recorded 18,809cyclists per day this spring.AP wires contributed to this report.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."