NYC Announces New Bike Lanes Coming to Manhattan in 2020
With efforts to keep the streets safer for travelers, especially for cyclists New York City unveiled plans to add miles of bicycle lanes throughout the boroughs which is expected to be completed in 2020.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s five-year $58.4 million plan, also known as the Green Wave Bicycle Plan, highlights the objective to build more than 30 new miles of protected bike lanes across the five boroughs in 2020, which would include redesigning deadly intersections and improving on enforcement. In January, the Department of Transportation announced the first 10 miles of protected bike lanes coming to Brooklyn. Now, an additional 10 miles are projected to be completed in Manhattan this year.
The protected bike lane additions will be located on 6th Avenue between Herald Square and Central Park, Central Park West between 59th & 110th Streets; on 5th Avenue in both directions between 110th & 120th Streets; on St. Nicholas Avenue between 165th & 170th Streets and Avenue C between Houston and Delancey Streets. Undisclosed locations in Midtown, as well as approaches to the Queensborough Bridge will be installed with new bike lanes. Furthermore, modifications with the 2nd Avenue bike lane between 34th & 43rd Streets will also be added.
NYC Bike Maps are updated annually in April. The 2020 version will be available post-Earth Day.
Additional information regarding Green Wave Plan:
To access list of the DOT’s Current Bicycle Route Projects, click here.