Fall 2001, p.8

Hudson River Greenway: Shared

The overwhelming popularity of the Riverside Park section of the Hudson River Greenway has led to crowding and conflict between its multiplicity of different users. Cyclists, walkers, joggers, dog walkers, kids, old, young, fast and slow have a tough time sharing the narrow greenway.

To make life on the greenway safer and more pleasant, T.A. is working with the NYC Parks Department to develop bilingual "Shared Path" signs. These signs, along with a proposed series of inexpensive informational kiosks would encourage path users to be aware and respectful, especially in yielding the right of way to slower path users. The kiosks would explain that the Hudson River Greenway is a through travel route that connects the Hudson Valley and Manhattan. They would also feature the popular "you are here" symbols, and cross-sections of the greenway showing where path users should walk and ride.

It is important to keep in mind that the Hudson River Greenway is funded through a Federal program charged with reducing congestion and improving air quality. In order to get people out of their cars and onto bicycles, greenways must be maintained as viable transportation routes that allow cyclists to ride at reasonable speeds. Both uptown and downtown, T.A. reminds all cyclists to ride with respect.

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