NYC's Bike Lanes

Lately, the New York City's narrow streets have been more tolerable to cyclists, if not to drivers: the network of bike lanes linking the five boroughs is rapidly expanding. In July, 2009, the Department of Transportation innagurated more than 200 miles of new bike lanes, the culmination of a three-year push to nearly double the city's lanes. Cyclists can ride on margins set aside with reflective paint, or in dedicated lanes barricaded from traffic by curbs and  meridians or on car-free strips of road running through greenways. Now, wherever there's a lane, just wait and you'll likely see a line of cyclists riding wheel to wheel, swerving around bike-blind drivers and illegal parkers. We visited some of the hotspots and posted the photos here.