Roosevelt Island Bridge
Spans the East River.
Sidewalk on the north side is bikeable/skateable, if a little narrow.
- Queens entrance:
- Vernon Boulevard at 36th Avenue
- Roosevelt Island entrance:
- apparently, bicycles and pedestrians (and
by extension skaters) are prohibited from the on-ramp. The escalator
by Sloans seems to work, as does the elevator.
Operated by NYC Department of Transportation.
Comment from a Web site visitor (August 23, 2003):
"The following is what I observed on 2003-08-23 when crossing
eastbound by bike: Escalators and elevators are on the north side of the
main bridge, but they are not clearly marked. The narrow vehicular ramp
in Roosevelt Island has "No Bicycle" signs when entering or
exiting the main bridge. It implies that the ramp is not meant for
pedestrians or skaters, either. The north sidewalk is well paved but
narrow. No guard rail separates it from the adjacent roadway. Once on
the main bridge, I, as an experienced biker, decided to bike eastbound
on the roadway with metal grating but not on the sidewalk next to the
westbound vehicular lane. The roadway has metal grating that inhibits
skating. In my opinion, experienced bikers should use the roadway on the
main bridge. Skaters and novice bikers who use the sidewalk should be
aware of not only pedestrians but also vehicles on adjacent roadway
because falling from the sidewalk onto the roadway can also be very