The goal of the Department of City Planning, New York City Department of Transportation, and the Department of Parks and Recreation Bicycle Network Development program is to reduce congestion by promoting cycling in New York City. The central objectives of the program are to implement and maintain New York City’s on- and off-street bicycle network; improve cycling safety; improve bicycle access on bridges and mass transit; and institutionalize cycling in public and private organizations.
The program continues to implement a city-wide network of bicycle lanes and paths that would result in an increase in bicycling in all five boroughs. This program also involves the collection of annual bicycle ridership data and taking part in the â€œNYC Bike Monthâ€ events which takes place in the month of May.
Overview excerpt sourced from City of New York Department of City Planning website