What is the width of a bike lane?
The width depends upon whether there is parking or curbs. Extra width is needed on long or steep upgrades to allow for extra wander by the bicyclists.
- Road with no curb - 4 feet minimum
- Road with curb - 5 feet minimum
- Extra width to account for parking - 7 feet
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has a very good page answering basic questions about Bike Lanes.
NYDOT manual, chapter 17
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – Bike Lanes