Currently the only fixed bike/pedestrian link to Staten Island, this bridge connects Staten Island with the city of Bayonne, NJ. The walkway was renovated several years ago, but still has stairs at the Bayonne end. There are no lights on the path itself, but the light from the main carriageway should be sufficient for pedestrians. The low fences make for stunning, unobstructed views of Staten Island and New Jersey (and give some cyclists the jitters).
Signs and stencils direct bicyclists to walk their bikes over the span. However, bicyclists ride across frequently; just be sure to ride slowly as you pass pedestrians as the path is still quite narrow. Keep your eyes open for the stairs on the Bayonne side; there are no speed bumps or bollards that warn you in advance.
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