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Transportation

Bikes and Pedestrians

Implementing a range of projects to promote walking and biking to make our streets safer for all New Yorkers.

With nearly 1.6 million New Yorkers  riding bicycles and a need to keep pedestrians safe, the City’s Department of Transportation has a commitment to creating multi-modal streets. By expanding bike share and creating protected bike lanes NYC has been transforming our bicycle network. Since 2014, over 479 miles of bike lanes have been built and a total of 180 miles of protected bike lanes.

The City has also expanded the network of Greenways, which provide safe and accessible corridors for active recreation and non-motorized transportation through parks and on streets. Today, there are more than 100 miles of completed off-street Greenway paths. NYC’s Hudson River Greenway is the most heavily used bikeway in the United States—nearly 7,000 people ride a bike on it every day.

Cyclists biking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Stacked graph demonstrating the cumulative miles of protected and conventional bike lanes added from the 2005 baseline through 2020. As of fall 2021, NYC has over 650 miles of dedicated cycling space, the distance from New York City to South Carolina.

A street that's been closed off from traffic with people walking and biking and sitting in outdoor restaurants.

Asphalt Mural at Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

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When we bring our voices, our action, and our advocacy to our schools, our homes, and our workplaces, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future for the 8.6 million people who call our five boroughs home.

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