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New York cycling boom sparks safety, other worries

Around 86,000 New Yorkers - 2.5 per cent of the population - now use a bike to get to work or school. Yet, however enthusiastic riders may be, cyclists worry about safety. Eighteen cyclists were killed and nearly 5,000 injured in 2016. Traffic and potholes are a big concern.

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EXPANDING bike lanes, handing out free helmets and making lessons free: New York is making great strides in encouraging pedal power at the expense of exhaust fumes, even if some cyclists are still nervous about navigating bottleneck traffic.

For years, the city of 8.5...

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