Comment 111517

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted May 11, 2015 at 13:28:04 in reply to Comment 111508

Ya, I don't know where he's getting those numbers.

I pulled the area and population numbers for all the listed cities from their respective Wikipedia pages.

The density of Hamilton as of 2011 is 465.4 people/km2.

As I mentioned above, I'm using the density of the part of Hamilton that is within the urban boundary, in order to compare apples to apples with its European counterparts. As you probably know, most of the geographic area of Hamilton is rural farmland with little to no urban infrastructure and extremely low population density. It makes no sense to evaluate the feasibility of cycling infrastructure in Hamilton based on the number of people living on a sideroad in Lynden.

According to the above New York City cyclists counts chart for 2014, 0.002% of the population of NYC cycle.

The chart I posted for New York is from a report [PDF] by the NYC Department of Transportation. As noted, it is for selected commuter locations where cycling infrastructure has been implemented and is not a measure of the total number of cyclists in New York.

You seem determined to hold onto the belief that there is something intrinsic to North American cities that makes cycling unfeasible, but the data do not support that belief.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2015-05-11 13:36:31

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