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NYC got more bike lanes in 2020 — cyclist deaths still high

NYC got more bike lanes in 2020 — cyclist deaths still high
The city installed nearly 30 miles of protected bike lanes in 2020, bringing the city’s total bike lane network to 1,375 miles, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday.

6 miles of protected bike lanes were set up in 2020, helping to bring the city’s total bike lane network to 1,375 miles, de Blasio said.Besides the new protected bike lanes, the city installed 35.2 miles of regular bike lanes and closed 83 miles of streets to cars as part of its “open streets” program, de Blasio said.A cyclist on protected bike lanes in Manhattan.

Ribeiro/New York Daily News) Pro-bike group Transportation Alternatives called for more protected bike lanes, on the order of “50 miles, 100 miles a year.” “We’re grateful for the work that’s been done and at the same time, New York City is facing an unprecedented bike boom and we need to be doing much more of it,” the group’s executive director Danny Harris told the Daily News.

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