In my piece on bike safety earlier this week I mentioned Salt Lake City's strategy to increase bike ridership and called it a "crazy-sounding" safety plan. It can just sound so counter-intuitive.
But it actually works.
In New York City, a recent study compared street conditions last year with those in 2009, according to Sarah Goodyear at The Atlantic Cities. In the intervening time, the city has built hundreds of miles of bike lanes and launched a massive bike share program that logged 40,000 daily trips in good weather. That means a lot of new cyclists on the streets.