Bike riding is a healthy recreational activity and also a very environmentally friendly and useful way of transportation. Bike riding as a form of transportation has been growing each year, especially in states like New York where traffic congestion is a major issue. Between 2007 and 2011 the number of New Yorkers who used bicycles as their primary mode of commute doubled, and the amount of bicyclists is expected to triple by 2017. According to data provided by the New York City government, in the span of merely three months, between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, there were 754 motor vehicle-bicycle crashes citywide, resulting in three bicyclist fatalities. Nearly half of all NYC motor vehicle fatalities are pedestrians, and seven percent involve bicycles. The New York City Bicycle Coalition and Department of Transportation is working overtime to reduce these rates. This New York bicycle safety guide provides helpful safety tips for both bike riders and motorists on the roads in New York to help keep everyone on the roads safer.