As of July 2019, the city had 1,243 bike lane miles.
From 2017–2019, the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) added an average of 62 miles of bicycle lanes a year—roughly 20 miles of which were protected. In the 2019 bike safety plan, the DOT said they were hiring 80 new employees to support bike lane infrastructure. Also in 2019, the City Council passed a bill (supported by NYLCV) that requires the DOT to develop a citywide Streets Master Plan every five years. The plan calls on the city to build 250 miles of protected bike lanes within five years, 30 in the first year, and 50 each year after. The Streets Master Plan calls for more protected bike lanes than the new OneNYC 2050, which similarly requires 50 new bike lane miles per year, but only requires 10 of those miles to be protected.
The city originally used the In-Season Commuter Cycling Index for this indicator, but has since stopped using it. However, according to the NYC Department of Transportation, cycling increased 55% between 2012 and 2017.
In April 2020, the city temporarily suspended organics collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the suspension, while some neighborhoods had the option to enroll in curbside collection, the programs did not serve all New Yorkers.