The number of cyclists in NYC is growing; you can see them in masses on the streets. The NYC Department of Transportation estimates the number of bike commuters has grown by 75 percent since 2000. That's great news!
But how does NYC compare to other North American cities in bike-friendliness? MSNBC reports that, even though it has by far the most cyclists, NYC stands at #8 (just behind San Francisco). Portland, OR is number one on the list.