Our neighbors to the north in New York City have had a tough spring of bike backlash as bicycling has been growing. DC has not been immune to the negative reporting either. Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay writes a sensible and civil piece entitled “The City and Bikes: Rubber Meets Road” and tones down the hyperbole and rhetoric around bikes.
As he discuss the state of cycling in NYC and it’s future growth especially the impending 10,000 bicycle sharing system on the near horizon, he gives DC the nod of victory. “[Bikesharing] is long overdue. It’s a little embarrassing New York doesn’t already have it. Washington, D.C. beat us.”
Gay reasonably finishes with, “look all around you. The bikes have won, and it’s not a terrible thing.” We’d argue it’s a good thing.