It is hard to believe that we're still in February and reaching temperature in the 60s (who said global warming was fake news? Oh, right ... ). Nevertheless, it's time to take your bicycle out and go for a ride.
New York city has numerous bike lanes across Manhattan (as Brooklyn, New Jersey and the Bronx do), but it's not always clear where you can actually ride safely. Experienced riders would know where to go, but being new in the city, it can seem hazardous to ride among the cars and reckless taxi drivers. It's actually fairly safe, especially if you ride along the dedicated bike lanes.
The good news is that New York City has made a priority to increase the number of dedicated bike lane in the last years, and the network has already significantly expanded. In 2015, the bike lane network had already reached an impressive 1,000 miles, and as this 2016 press release states:
New York City has committed to installing over 15 miles of physically protected bicycle lanes in 2016, the most of any year on record.
2017 is looking good, and we're ready to hit the road. The Department of Transportation (DOT) released last year in March an updated version of the available bike routes, so we expect them to release a new one around the same time this year and will update this blog with the latest details.