Wow, I almost missed this one.
Thanks to Hubs and Spokes, a very thorough blog on NYC transportation issues, I learned that the NY Times blog,
made space for us New Yorkers to Ask this guy questions.
who is this guy?
This clean cut dapper fellow is: Joshua Benson, the bicycle program coordinator for the Department of Transportation. I know what your thinking, the DOT has a bicycle program coordinator? Yes its true and besides having to wear a tie, you get to oversee the three year plan to extend the 200 mile bicycle network.
Here are some of the answers to the questions asked.