US’s most congested city, Boston has 68 miles of bike lanes with more to come

Boston has 68 miles of bike lanes and plans to keep adding to that — even as a neighbor to the south takes away a main lane in response to community complaints.

The city has carved 60 miles of bike lanes out of its streets, most 4 or 5 feet wide and delineated with white lines, taken mainly by reducing the vehicle travel lanes, the Boston Transportation Department said. That’s on about 800 miles of city-owned roads, which doesn’t count streets owned by the state

The city also announced an additional eight miles of “separated” bike lanes — not right on the road — this week.