After 17 Cyclists Die, New York City Makes $58.4 Million Plan

After 17 Cyclists Die, New York City Makes $58.4 Million Plan

After 17 cyclists die after being hit on the roads in the first half of the year, the city decides to take major steps to improve bicycle safety.

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Mr. de Blasio plans to unveil a $58.4 million bike safety plan this week that will try to make cycling safer by rapidly installing more protected bike lanes, redesigning intersections to make turns safer for cyclists and hiring 80 new city transportation workers dedicated to bike improvements.

The city will now add 30 miles of protected bike lanes a year, up from an average of 20 miles a year over the past three years.

About 460,000 bike rides take place in the city every day, up from about 180,000 bike rides in 2006, according to the city.

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