66% of New York City adults support bike lanes, according to a NY1-Marist Poll. That's more than the 59% who said bike lanes are "good" in recent Quinnipiac University poll of registered NYC voters. That survey asked respondents to choose between "This is a good thing because it’s greener and healthier for people to ride their bicycle, or This is a bad thing because it leaves less room for cars which increases traffic." The NY1-Marist poll, which surveyed 800 adult New Yorkers, was simpler: "In general, do you support or oppose bike lanes in New York City?" For whatever reason, the result was an even greater affinity for bike lanes than previously imagined, which will certainly shock anyone who gets their bike lane news from the New York Post.

When it comes to the number of bike lanes, 44% said they think the current amount is right. 27% want more bike lanes, while 23% believe the number should be reduced. Perhaps paradoxically, only 25% of New Yorkers surveyed think bike lanes are making traffic better, and 40% said they're making traffic worse. So some people apparently support bike lanes even though they think they're making traffic worse.

Others have eloquent opinions about cyclists' behavior. As one person told NY1, "I think the bike lanes are a good idea. I'm not a fan of people who don't listen to the idea of the bike lane, who basically, you have a bike lane set up for them and yet they're still riding on the street." Hush and listen to the idea of the bike lane, brothers and sisters!