Bike Law Resources

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New York State and New York City both have laws and rules designed to protect cyclists, as well as to control the conduct of cyclists upon its roadways. Some of the rules are applicable in both NYC and the State, while some others are not. Below, we have compiled a list of laws and rules to help you understand those that are applicable to where you ride and to help you better understand the rules that are designed to protect you from negligent drivers. You can also click on the links below for a more complete list of rules throughout the State and City as well as those applicable to bicycle delivery persons and Pedicabs in NYC.


For essential Bike Law information that is continually updated, check out NYBC’s Wheels of Justice blog and the selections below: