Matthew DeBord has written an article at Business Insider about how cycling has exploded in New York over the last decade.
Bike-sharing schemes have popped up, and there are bike lanes everywhere, and bike-oriented traffic signals. People ride their bikes year round, rain, shine, sleet, or snow.
DeBord feels there are now as many bike shops as there once were dive bars (a rarity these days).
He goes on to mention electric bikes, and how this vast flotilla of bikes has almost taken over the city's transportation ecosystem.
"More than three-quarters of a million New Yorkers ride a bike regularly-250,000 more than just five years ago." the NYC Department of Transportation said in its "Cycling in the City" report.