I suggest you all read this great series by Restless.
[ NYC Bike Myths - Intro ]
[ NYC Bike Myth 1 - Increased bike use is good for everyone in NYC ]
[ NYC Bike Myth 2 - Bikers will stick to bike infrastructure, and if drivers and pedestrians behave too, we can weave a nice orderly bike network into the city. ]
[ NYC Bike Myth 3 - NYC bikers deserve special treatment because they're good for the environment. ]