New York City DOT explains Bike Lanes in the Big Apple

Check out this video by Elizabeth Press of www.Streetfilms.org which explains the theory and some of the details the broad lines of New York City’s on-going program for protecting cyclists from traffic. You may wish to use it as a first checklist for your city’s efforts. This process of vivacious cross-learning from others is a hallmark of the on-going worldwide city bike revolution.

“Bike lanes: In some cities people are literally dying to have them and some people go so far as to mark their own. Here in New York City, it feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane – sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely separated from automobile traffic.

To understand these lanes, I had the opportunity to go for a ride with the NYC DOT bicycle boys. They explained the classes of bike lanes and showed off some of these inventive facilities.

You can use Ride the City to find a safe bike route in New York City and watch this video to see what lanes are used on your route.

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