A Call for More Docks on the Hudson

Cities along the Hudson River in New York are pushing plans to build more docks along the waterfront.

"Water access has become one of the central tenets of urban redevelopment. In recent years, New York City has significantly opened its island edges to the public in a series of trails, parks and redeveloped piers. Upriver towns like Croton-on-Hudson, Irvington and Poughkeepsie have followed suit.

Now the state is backing an effort to create more docks along the Hudson River, from New York City as far north as Lake Champlain. "There's been recognition of the irony that the city of New York and the whole Hudson Valley has this spectacular waterfront and very little access," said Clay Hiles, executive director of the Hudson River Foundation."

They're hoping an increase in the amount of docking points along the river will increase public use.

Full Story: Vision of a Riverfront Lined With Ferry Docks

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