Positive side of COVID-19? More bikes.

Bicycle ridership is up, at least in New York City, https://grist.org/climate/coronavirus-has-caused-a-bicycling-boom-in-new-york-city/

In San Francisco, the rise in ridership was up after Better Market Street was implemented, https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/03/car-free-market-street-data-san-francisco-bus-bike-scooters/607711/

Vehicle traffic is down, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/13/coronavirus-pandemic-cratering-road-traffic-these-us-cities/5041250002/

I suspect both trends will continue so long as we’re in a state of emergency over COVID-19.

On a personal note, it’s very nice to ride around the city now as there are more bikes, but more noticeably, less auto traffic.

#bicycle #eco #traffic #automobile

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