Bike White Plains

Biking in WP

About Biking

White Plains encourages bicycle use through the installation of bike lanes and the identification of "shared" bike routes.

White Plains has over 5 miles of designated bike lanes and numerous other bike routes with painted shoulders and "sharrows" for shared lanes.

Most recently, the City completed a protected bike lane on Martine Ave, the first protected bike lane in Westchester County. This project also included the creation of green 'bike boxes' to further assist bicyclists and enhance safety. 

White Plains Bicycle Statistics
Bicycle facility inventory:
1.  Two-way Signed Bike Route - 16.7 miles
2.  Two-way Bike Route with Paved Shoulders - 2.6 miles
3.  Two-way Bike Route with “Sharrow” Markings - 2.5 miles
4.  Marked Bike Lanes - 5.4 miles
5.  Two-way Separated Shared Bike/Ped Path - 2.2 miles
6.  Two-way separated Bike Lane - 0.3 miles

Bicycle Ridership:
1.  Weekday Trips: In 2012 there were an estimated 100 commuting trips plus an additional 50 non work related trips into the downtown daily. These numbers have been estimated to be increased by 200 percent to about 300 and 150, respectively, in 2021.

2.  Weekend/ Recreational Trips:  It is estimated that there are approximately 300 trips per weekend day (typical good weather) on the pathway that runs along the Bronx River Reservation.  During the height of the summer month this number can increase to 2000 trips for the “Sunday Bikes” program.  There are about 200 trips per weekend day coming through at least part of the downtown streets.

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Biking Do's & Don'ts

DO

  • Park in or next to bike rack or designated bike parking area
  • Park on the sidewalk pavement in what is known as the “furniture zone” (the part of the sidewalk that is closer to the curb, where street furniture lives).

DO NOT

  • Block pedestrian or wheelchair path, accessibility ramps, driveways, crosswalks, loading zones. 
  • Park at bus stops or street corners or block vehicular access to the street.
  • Lay the bike on the ground. Park the bike upright using the kickstand.