I recently took a bike ride from Toronto to New York, what surprised me visiting New York, how cycle friendly New York City has become.
I did not have much time in New York to cycle some of the great cycle routes in New York City, I was limited to the area around Chelsea market and “The High Line” and the areas around, there was a bike share program available in this area of New York named the Citi Bike. The price to borrow a bike is not what I expected, you need to get a 24hr or 7 days pass, which just gets you the access to a bike – then you pay per ride based on the time you spend.
One of the great bike rides is along the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway – a dedicated bike lane that goes along the Hudson River and crosses past parks, piers, boardwalks were you could stop for a drink or a bite.
Like in any bike-friendly cities, there is cyclist that bends the rules and jeopardize for others, here a short video how some cyclists in New York bike against the traffic on a one-way street.
If you are visiting New York, add a bike ride to your itinerary and ride along the bike lanes to take in the places around the city, I did not get time to bike in Central Park, you should add that to your list.
Here is some pictures from my visits.