“Regional Plan Association applauds NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Mayor de Blasio for producing a vision to create a more robust, citywide bicycle network in New York City. There has been a dramatic increase in cyclist deaths this year which must be reversed. As New York City’s population and economy continues to grow and the climate crisis worsens, cycling needs to become a truly viable transportation option for all New Yorkers that works in tandem with a healthy street and subway system. The City must play a vital role in encouraging more cycling by providing safe and protected bicycle lanes. This vision is a strong start, and we are eager to help the City build on and implement it over the next several years,” said Tom Wright, President and CEO of Regional Plan Association.