Tips for Biking in NYC

Riding a bike in NYC has never been better! With more than 1,200 miles of bike lanes, pedaling around is more convenient than ever.

Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to city biking, here are a few simple tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident:

Plan a sensible route

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Do a pre-ride check

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Wear a helmet

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Obey traffic signals

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Yield to pedestrians

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Ride in the direction of traffic

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Ride with caution

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Stay off sidewalks

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Use hand signals

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Never ride distracted

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