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Expand the City’s bike network

DOT will create or enhance at least 50 miles of bike routes a year and expand the network of protected bike lanes by at least 10 miles, double our previous target. The agency will focus on expanding the bike network in neighborhoods with limited bike infrastructure, including Jamaica, Soundview, and East Flatbush. As part of our Great Streets projects, DOT will integrate protected bike lanes into sections of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx and Queens Boulevard in Queens. As resources permit, DOT will accelerate the rate of bike lane expansion, especially of protected lanes. 

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

3.1.2

Related OneNYC Initiative

1.6.4

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will add 50 miles of bike lanes each year, including at least 10 miles of protected bike lanes in 2016 and 2017.

Completed

In 2017, DOT installed over 75 miles of bike lanes, including 25 miles of protected lanes, which is in addition to the 18.6 miles of protected lanes installed in 2016.  

DOT will launch neighborhood bike network planning workshops in Jamaica, Soundview, and East Flatbush.

In Progress

Using feedback from the Jamaica Now! workshops, DOT has developed a bike network plan including over 9 lane-miles of new and enhanced bicycle facilities in Kew Garden Hills and Pomonk, connecting to Downtown Jamaica, Queens College, St. Johns University and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. These proposals were presented to Queens CB 8 in June 2017 and implemented in fall 2017. DOT conducted additional outreach through the Street Ambassador program and educated cyclists on how to utilize the new facilities. Route planning workshops in Soundview and East Flatbush are planned for 2018.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

Status

Update Description

DOT will add another 200 miles of bike lanes, including an ever-increasing share of protected bike lanes, by 2021.