8. Traffic delays cease to matter
There's no such thing as bumper-to-bumper when you're on pedal power. Slip effortlessly by the gridlock in a bike lane, or get saucy and slash through the middle of it (just be careful if you do).
9. Speaking of which...
NYC's got 250 miles of traffic lanes specifically designated for bikes. That's a lot of room. Sure, those miles aren't always in the greatest shape, but... neither are the automotive lanes? This is still NYC, remember?
10. Rollerblading is even dumber
11. It's good for the environment
If you care about such things -- which, you know, you probably should -- you can sleep easy knowing your bike commute is keeping up to 1,750lbs of C02 out of the air.