The New York City Bicycle Master Plan 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.
Overview excerpt sourced from report