Many people assume that New York City is an unsafe place for bicyclists. While it is true that the city does have some challenges for people on bicycles, it is safer than most people realize. One thing that has increased the safety for cyclists is that the city has made great strides toward providing a good environment for them. This includes dedicated bike lanes that are gaining more miles each year.
With the largest bike network in the nation, Citi Bike share availability and abundance of bicycle messengers, New York could be considered a cyclist’s paradise. However, the city’s high traffic and unpredictable drivers mean it is often a highly dangerous place for those on two wheels.