The number of bike lanes is growing. We began by installing 5.22 miles of on-street markings in 2008. By the start of 2012, there were more than 52 miles of bike lanes and shared lane markings installed. We are continuing to add on-street bike infrastructure across the city. Some of the most significant corridors with bike lanes are Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave.), Dorchester Avenue (Dot Ave.), and Commonwealth Avenue (Comm Ave.). In Downtown Boston, there is a new web of bike lanes and a network of way-finding signs to help cyclists navigate the area.
During the same four-year period, we have added more than 2.700 bike parking spaces with public racks installed at schools, community centers, libraries, public housing facilities, in commercial districts, and in neighborhoods. These racks can be located here. Simultaneously, the MBTA has begun installing bike cages at major stations and an increasing number of parking garages have installed bike parking spaces as well.
A 10 year plan for a connectivity-oriented Boston Bicycle Network is nearly complete. With feedback from community members, cycling advocates, and city departments, the plan will be unveiled in late fall to guide the future of Boston’s cycling infrastructure.