NEW YORK - Drivers know that finding street parking in New York can be a challenge.

But a new report says it's actually gotten harder over the past few years.

The New York Post says the city has eliminated 6,100 parking spots, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Up to 2,800 spaces have been replaced by things like bike lanes and pickup spots for ride-share vehicles.

Up to 1,500 are removed for parts of the day like rush hours.

And about 4,000 spots are now used for deliveries and commercial parking.

Drivers can expect more parking spots to disappear in the coming years as the city moves forward with plans to build more bike lanes.

The City Council approved a plan to create 250 miles of protected bike lanes over five years starting in 2021.