March 30, 2016 Staff Report
The Department of Transportation has released its annual NYC Bike Map displaying the 1,000 miles of New York City’s bike network, plus markers of where potential new bike routes could appear in western Queens.
The map shows color-coded protected bike paths, bike lanes, shared lanes and signed routes throughout the five boroughs, as well as Citi Bike stations and bike shops. It is available digitally here and printed maps will be released in April.
The DOT has promised 15 more miles of protected bike lanes to be constructed throughout the city in 2016 – the most ever in a calendar year, according to the agency.
These include the new protected bike path that will connect Long Island City and Brooklyn via the Pulaski Bridge.
The 2016 map also marks potential new bike lanes and bike routes that the DOT has identified with colored dots. In Long Island City the DOT has marked potential bike routes along Jackson Avenue up to Queens Boulevard, and along Borden Avenue into Sunnyside.
Some errors have been identified with the map so far and it is evidently still a work in progress, with the DOT responding to at least one resident via Twitter that it has been updated.
Once the print version is available residents can call 311 for a copy. They will also be available at libraries, schools and bike shops throughout the City.