2011 wasn’t New York City’s biggest year for bike lanes. After building around 50 lane-miles a year since 2007, DOT only built 8.7 lane miles last year, thanks in large part to the sustained political and media attack on bike infrastructure that peaked that year.
Even so, the bicycle network is a little bit bigger and better than before, so regular cyclists are going to want to get their hands on this year’s official bike map, released today. You can download the PDF on DOT’s website, here.
We particularly enjoyed seeing the First and Second Avenue bike lanes creep northward and new and improved Queens approach to the Queensboro Bridge.
Here’s looking forward to a 2013 map that not only has a bevy of new green, red and orange lines, but 600 bike-share stations marked off as well.