T.A.'s efforts in the 1980s and 1990s have paid off with bicycle access to many bridges that had previously banned bike traffic. For the first time since World War II, all East River bridges have 24/7 biking and walking paths. Bridges are the lynchpin of our bike network, and T.A.'s current campaigns focus largely on redesigning the on-street approaches to major bridges to ensure safe access for the thousands of cyclists who use them daily. T.A.'s East Side, Queens and Brooklyn committees are all in the midst of efforts to improve approaches on boast sides of the East River bridges. Contact bike[at]transalt[dot]org to connect with one of their campaigns.
Details on every major bridge in New York City are available in T.A.'s Fiboro Bridges guide, which outlines how to access each bridge, the regulations for cyclists and a history on T.A.'s efforts to improve the crossing. Remember, when riding on shared-use paths bicyclists must always yield to pedestrians.
You can receive up-to-the-minute information on bridge conditions like ice, construction closures and ticket traps with T.A.'s NYC Bridge Report twitter feed.