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1999 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Non-Motorized Transportation: New York City Bicycle Network Development Program

New York City Department of City Planning
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Photo-"New York Cycling Map"

This program has coordinated and produced two useful publications to improve conditions for cyclists in New York City and further encourages the use of the bicycle for both recreation and transportation. The New York City Bicycle Master Plan sets forth guidelines to be utilized by engineers, designers, politicians, and others for incorporating the planning, design, and construction of bike facilities in major transportation infrastructure improvement projects. A primary goal of the plan was to encourage and plan for the purposeful growth of cycling as a percentage of the total mix of available transportation choices in New York City. This program also developed borough-specific New York Cycling Maps which provide information on routes, access to facilities, and other detailed information on bicycle destinations. Both of these products have encouraged and promoted the use of bicycles while reducing the levels of air and noise pollution, encouraging economic development, and providing recreational opportunities.

Photo-"New York City Bicycle Master Plan"

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