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Looking for cheaper rent? Ride a bike!

April Greene

"As the search for affordable real estate in NYC pushes deeper into neighborhoods that were once considered out of the way, bike lanes are taking on new importance. Since 2007, the city has carved out more than 350 miles of them... As a result, the distance from the nearest subway or bus stop has become less of a drawback for the two-wheeled set, particularly in transit-challenged areas... It's adding a twist to the real estate catch phrase, location, location, location."

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  • SandroVieira

    This NYC's example inspire us here in Curitiba (Brasil). We look forward to have the same 350 miles of bike lanes!!!

    • April Greene

      I can't say enough good things about bike lanes. Here's hoping you get more in Curitiba very soon!

  • Johnathan McEachin

    Going back to school and biking is a huge part of my cutting expenses plan. With a paid off car I only use for getting out of the city, my bike and my nike's get me every. Great exercise, liberating, and green.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      This inspires me to bike to work now that I live closer. I am honestly afraid of a lack of bike lanes in Los Angeles, but I totally identify with that freedom you get from riding.

      • Johnathan McEachin

        Alessandra, I had the same fear about riding my bike around MASSholes. But as long as you stay safe (helmet, for sure) and respect the vehicles, they mostly respect you. Ease into it and enjoy the freedom, physically and financially.

    • April Greene

      Absolutely! It's been over 5 years since I've paid for a monthly subway pass in NYC. Riding a bike has probably saved me $5,000 in that time, plus I've saved on gym memberships, gotten a lot more sunshine and fresh air, and seen much more of the city than I would have otherwise. Win!