New York aims for 2896 km of bike lanes (by 2030)

New York is home to the oldest bike path in the country: the Ocean Parkway bike path in Brooklyn, which begins near the southeast corner of Prospect Park and ends in Coney Island. Constructed in 1894 and designed by Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the designers of Central Park and Prospect Park), it’s a designated landmark.

Earlier this year, National Geographic Traveler magazine did something that might once have been unthinkable: It ranked New York the second most bike-friendly city in the country, after Portland, Oregon

The city has undergone a two-wheeled makeover. In the last four years, the New York City Department of Transportation has added more than 322km of bikes lanes. The number of cyclists has increased 80 per cent in the past decade. The city’s goal is 2896km of total bike lanes by 2030.

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