Ridership Statistics and Reports

Network Growth

NYC DOT's goal is to accelerate the growth of safe cycling by providing a system of bicycle routes that traverse and connect all five boroughs, while also creating a dense, fine-grained network of bike lanes in communities where cycling is already a popular mode of transportation. Learn about current or past bicycle projects, or download the list by borough and project type View the current (2019-Present) or past (2014-2018) report on Protected Bike Lanes in NYC

Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in NYC report cover.

Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in New York City

The Green Wave Plan presents a long-term citywide vision for improving cycling safety and the riding experience for cyclists. This is a comprehensive, multi-agency approach to curtail bike fatalities and injuries. As cycling continues to grow dramatically, the plan combines design, enforcement, legislation, policy and education to make the City’s streets safer for cyclists - and all street users. According to DOT’s Cycling in the City report, released May 2019, 24% of adult New Yorkers ride a bike, with a half-million cycling trips completed on a typical day. The City continues to expand its bike network and has added an average of 62 bike lane miles per year, including over 20 protected bike lane miles. Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike share system, recently announced plans to expand into new neighborhoods and triple its fleet by 2023. To implement the Green Wave plan, the City has committed $58.4 million in new funding over the next five years, with 80 additional new staff. Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in New York City report (pdf) Download the 2019 Green Wave Progress Report

Bicycle Ridership and Safety

Safer Cycling is a comprehensive study that analyzes growth of cycling and NYC’s bicycle network, noting that as the number of regular bicyclists has increased, cycling has grown dramatically safer. Created in cooperation with agency partners at the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), the study describes the progress New York City has made in improving cyclist safety, presents a detailed analysis of the factors that contribute to serious crashes involving cyclists, and lays out a comprehensive action plan to further improve cycling safety. Cyclist fatalities and severe injuries resulting from crashes with motor vehicles were analyzed, employing cyclist fatality data from 1996 through 2016 and cyclist killed and severely injured (KSI) data from 1996 through 2014. Learn about Safer Cycling

Ridership Statistics

Cycling in the city - number of cyclists

Cycling in the City, is an update on cycling trends in New York City. Historically, evaluation of cyclist activity in New York City has centered on counting the number of bicycles entering and exiting the Manhattan core. This brief takes a more holistic approach by examining new data from survey questions developed by NYC DOT and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in combination with data from national surveys, on-going bike counts, and Citi Bike to assess how frequently New Yorkers are using cycling as a mode of transportation and how that frequency is changing over time. Learn about Cycling in the City Learn more about Bicycle Counts

New York Cycling Risk

Safety Indicator Chart

New York City Cycling Risk describes changes in cyclist safety over the past decade while accounting for the increase in bicycle use in New York City. The decrease in the Cycling Risk from a high of 83.7 KSI per 10 Million Trips in 2000 to 20.4 per 10 million trips in 2017 represents a 76% decrease in the average risk of a serious injury experienced by cyclists in New York City. Learn more about the Cycling Risk Indicator (pdf)

Bicycle Crash Data

As required by Local Law 13 of 2011, DOT compiles the total number of bicycle crashes reported by city agencies. The Bicycle Crash Data report contains information on crashes involving only bicycles, between bicycles and motorized vehicles, and between bicycles and pedestrians. This data includes the number of injuries resulting from such crashes and is grouped by borough and by police precinct. Download the 2018 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2017 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2016 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2015 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2014 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2013 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2012 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf) Download the 2011 Bicycle Crash Data report (pdf), covering October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 Download statistics for pedestrian traffic fatalities broken down by crash type (pdf)

Bike Share Trip Histories

Below are links to downloadable files of Citi Bike trip data. Each dataset includes:

  • Trip duration (seconds)
  • Start and end date and time
  • Start and end station name, ID, latitude, longitude
  • Bike ID
  • User type (“Customer” = 24-hour or 7-day pass user; “Subscriber” = annual member)
  • Gender (0=unknown; 1=male; 2=female)
  • Year of birth

Datasets include only trips taken by customers from publicly available stations that are longer than 60 seconds in duration.