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The New York City Bicycle Master Plan, 1997

Bike Master PlanThe New York City Bicycle Master Plan, issued in May 1997, is the final report of the first phase of the Bicycle Network Development (BND) Project, a joint Department of City Planning (DCP)/Department of Transportation (DOT) effort. The goal of the BND Project is to increase bicycle ridership in New York City, and the purpose of the Plan is to articulate the City's action plan. The BND project is partially financed through the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program of the Federal Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21). The Federal program provides funding for the planning, design and development of bikeways as a means of improving air quality, reducing energy costs, reducing congestion on existing roadways, and helping to provide for lower overall transportation costs.

The Bicycle Master Plan is divided into nine sections: The Benefits of Cycling, Cycling in New York City, The On-Street Network, Bridges, The Greenway System, Access to Mass Transit, A Comprehensive Bicycle Program, Design Guidelines and Next Steps.

New York City is committed to making cycling part of the City's transportation system and encourages individuals and communities to participate in the implementation of this Plan.

The Bicycle Master Plan is available as one complete document (PDF Document 2.5 MB) or by chapters in PDF format:


The following borough maps were provided with the Bicycle Master Plan (1997). They are not included in the link to the complete document above:


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