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Good news for cyclists: The 2016 NYC Bike Map has awesome new additions

Written by
Jennifer Picht

Grab your 2016 NYC Bike Map and prepare to ride down roads never traveled—DNAinfo reports that almost 70 miles of new and upgraded paths have been added to the map, including 15 miles of protected lanes.

If you didn't already know, the map is an annual and free publication courtesy of DOT, which features the official bike paths of New York. You can snag one at most bike shops, NYC Parks and Recreation Centers, libraries and schools in every borough, or order a copy by calling 311. View the map here. 

Here’s the gist:

  • A protected, car-free bike lane is coming to Amsterdam Avenue from 72nd St to 110th St on the Upper West Side. (As of now, the route is not on the map, but the Department of Transportation says it will be come summer).

  • East 105 St to East 65th St will connect along Second Avenue.

  • Lanes, which will connect the Astoria waterfront to the Flushing Bay Promenade through Woodside and East Elmhurst, will develop in Queens.

  • There’s a new lane over the Pulaski Bridge, connecting Greenpoint to Long Island City. 

  • The Bronx is getting new lanes on Bruckner Boulevard and Van Cortlandt Park.

  • Three miles of new protected lanes on Springville Greenway along the eastern border of Freshkills Park are coming to Staten Island.

So the only question is, are you ready to bike New York? Luckily, we can tell you where to find a great bike shop to get prepped for the course(s). 

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