New York City to 'break car culture' and build more than 250 new bike lanes squib

City council passed legislation to invest $1.7bn in road infrastructure over 10 years in move to improve safety

New York is set to build more than 250 new bike lanes and add 1m sq ft of pedestrian space in a landmark move designed to “break the car culture” of the city.

The city council passed legislation this week that will see $1.7bn invested in road infrastructure over 10 years in a move that it is hoped will transform city streets and dramatically improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

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