Protected Bike Lane Tracker
The NYC Streets Plan requires the City of New York to install at least 50 miles of protected bike lanes in each year from 2023 to 2026 and a total of 250 miles in the five years from 2022 to 2026. Transportation Alternatives is tracking the Adams administration’s progress.
out of 50 required miles have been installed in 2024.
out of 250 required miles by 2026 have been installed.
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How close is Mayor Adams to meeting the NYC Streets Plan requirements?
During the 2021 mayoral campaign, Mayor Adams promised to install 300 miles of protected bike lanes by the end of his first term.
miles under construction
Graph shows all projects under the current NYC Streets Plan, i.e., projects that had yet to be completed at the start of 2022 and were or are expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
"Pipeline" refers to projects that have been announced or are under construction but have yet to be completed. ("Post-2026 Pipeline" is announced projects that are not expected to be completed by the end of the current NYC Streets Plan.) The mileage in the pipeline is a leading indicator of the amount of protected bike lanes that will be completed. The mileage in the pipeline increases when new projects are announced faster than projects are completed and decreases when projects are completed without new projects being announced.
About the NYC Streets Plan
The NYC Streets Plan will transform how we get around our city. In 2019, historic legislation to implement the NYC Streets Plan became law. In 2022, Mayor Adams and the New York City Council agreed to a transformational $904 million investment into making the NYC Streets Plan a reality. These investments in our streets will help us reach NYC 25x25.
This legally-mandated plan includes annual benchmarks it must meet from 2022 through 2026:
- 250 miles of protected bike lanes (at least 30 miles in 2022 and at least 50 miles in following years)
- 150 miles of physically- or camera-protected bus lanes (at least 20 miles in 2022 and at least 30 miles in following years)
- Create and maintain one million square feet of pedestrian space within the first two years of the plan
- Transit signal priority at 750 intersections during the first year and at least 1,000 in following years
- Bus stop upgrades like benches, shelters, and real-time passenger information at 500 bus stops each year
- Redesigning at least 2,000 signalized intersections over five years, with at least 400 redesigns each year
- Accessible pedestrian signals at no fewer than 2,500 intersections, with at least 500 installations each year
- Assessing and amending commercial loading zones and truck routes
- Developing parking policies to promote the master plan’s goals of safety, mass transit use, reduced vehicle emissions, and access for individuals with disabilities
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About the data
Because there is no open data set or city-hosted tracker that clearly lists bike lane project status citywide, this map has been compiled based on agency presentations to community boards, social media posts, and on-the-ground reports.
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When are projects marked as completed? Projects are marked as completed once DOT finishes construction in line with what was originally presented online, on social media, or to community boards.
When are projects marked as under construction? Projects are moved from announced to under construction when DOT begins work on the project.
When are projects added to the tracker? Projects are added to the tracker and marked as announced once there is a public presentation showing a protected bike lane and the project extents and the project is expected to be installed by the end of 2026 (the end of the current NYC Streets Plan). Projects are removed from the tracker if the expected completion date slips past the end of 2026.
Are projects built by New York State included in the tracker? Yes. All protected bike lane projects within NYC borders are included in the tracker, including those built by NYSDOT, the MTA, or other state agencies. New York City can exercise significant influence over state projects within the city. For example, NYCDOT must sign off on all NYSDOT project designs, and the Mayor appoints four members to the MTA board. The breakdown of projects between city operational, city capital, and state is available in the full dataset.
How is mileage calculated? Mileage is measured on a block-by-block basis. If any part of the block has a protected bike lane, the entire length of the block is included in the mileage. Blocks without any protection are excluded from calculations. All figures refer to "lane miles," which counts two-way bike lanes twice as much as one-way bike lanes (e.g. a one mile long, two-way bike lane is two lane miles).