New York to Plan a Network of ‘Greenway’ Corridors for Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has the federal funding to launch a new, equity-focused bike and pedestrian planning initiative.

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September 7, 2022, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

New York City Bike Infrastructure

The Hudson River Greenway could soon have company with new greenways in other boroughs. | Michal Ludwiczak / Shutterstock

“Mayor Eric Adams is targeting areas with a lack of good transportation and jobs for an expansion of the city’s greenway network, using $7.25 million in federal infrastructure funding to plan for the new bike paths,” reports Kevin Duggan.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s RAISE grant program, announced in August.

““This funding will help New York City build out our world-class greenway network to support the booming cycling ridership we’ve seen during the pandemic,” said New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez in a press release from Mayor Eric Adams’s office.

NYCDOT, NYC Parks, and the New York Economic Development Corporation will work together to create a comprehensive greenway vision plan, the city’s first in 30 years, to guide future projects and measure the growth and other trends related to biking in the city. The plan will first identify five corridors for pedestrian and bike infrastructure upgrades, prioritizing low and moderate-income areas outside of Manhattan.

“Potential new greenway sections include an extension of Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway into Brownsville, the Jamaica Bay Greenway into southeast Queens, along the Harlem River in the Bronx, and Staten Island’s North Shore, according to a map the city submitted to the feds,” reports Duggan.

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