12/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How New York City Became Walk, Bike and Transit Friendly

When I was growing up, I always thought of New York City as a sprawling, traffic-clogged mess. Yet from supporting bike to work day through greening Madison Square to getting serious about physically separated bike lanes, the planning authorities, citizen activists and even politicians of New York City seem to have put their weight behind pedestrian, bike and mass-transit friendly planning. The result is even good for motorists and businesses, as a new video shows.

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