Bicycle safety tips

Download the NYC Department of Transportation’s official Bike Smart guide to cycling in NYC
Bike map
Read more about bicycle safety at

Citibike website

Citibike website

Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (C.A.R.T.)

FREE TRANSPORTATION for the frail elderly
Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (C.A.R.T.) Project
C.A.R.T. van service for seniors provides free specialized transportation for the frail elderly. Operating in Manhattan, from the Battery to 96th Street on the East Side and to 110th Street on the West Side, C.A.R.T.’s five vans take seniors to and from medical appointments and hospitals, planned activities at senior centers and entitlements on which they depend. C.A.R.T. also delivers meals to homebound seniors living in mid-Manhattan. In addition to its established routes, Project C.A.R.T. provides private car service for seniors who need special transportation within Manhattan. Private car service is approved for emergencies as well as for medical, social service and entitlement appointments. In addition, the service is available for visits to relatives and friends in hospitals or nursing homes. Each year, hundreds of passengers – including those with wheelchairs – are served five days a week.
The project is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Transportation Program
490 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-956-0855
Fax: 212-956-0842


Grand Central Terminal

The Long Island Rail Road terminal below Grand Central Terminal and Madison Avenue from 43rd Street to 48th Street will be named Grand Central Madison. It is scheduled to open in 2022. Learn more and see draft schedules at

Metronorth runs trains to points north of New York City. Learn more at

How to request a free bike rack from NYC DOT

You can request a free bike rack from the City Department of Transportation (DOT). 
CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. To contact Community Board 6, email

Map of Open Streets

Bicycle Utopia NYC has an interactive map that highlights Open Streets, Open Restaurants, bicycling information and arts and culture opportunities.

MTA mobile buses and vans – for assistance with MetroCards

Mobile sales vehicles can help with:

  • Apply for Reduced-Fare MetroCards
  • Transfer MetroCard balances (Full fare and Reduced-Fare)
  • Exchange a damaged Reduced-Fare MetroCard for a temporary replacement
  • Report a lost/stolen Reduced-Fare MetroCard
  • Ask about any MetroCard-related issues

See full schedule and locations at 

MTA website

Website for the MTA – public transportation in NYC Contact the MTA: By phone, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line. Deaf/hard of hearing customers: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay. Email (web form):

The MTA launched a new digital map of the New York City subway. This map features live data streams to show the current status of all subway lines through the NYC Transit System. You can even see trains pull in and out of stations in real time. Remember that mask wearing is mandatory on public transit. If you do not have a mask with you, visit any station manager where you can request a free mask.

10/21/2020 MTA Unveils Redesigned Subway Map 

NYC Ferry at the East River & 34th Street

East River Ferry is now NYC Ferry. As of May 1, 2017, the East River Ferry route that services East 34th Street will be part of the new NYC Ferry network. <p>

For the same price as the subway or bus, $2.75, NYC Ferry provides another option to commute between Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The new service includes a route connecting the Rockaways and lower Manhattan and will introduce additional routes this summer. Presently, the fare is paid directly to NYC Ferry. Metro cards are not accepted, and there are no transfers to buses or subways.

To learn more, visit the NYC Ferry’s website. 

Richard Davey, President of the New York City Transit

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