City Hall Needs Greenway Working Group
Greenways should be safe for all users, bicyclists and pedestrians alike. In particular, on John Finley Walk, the City needs to slow cyclists or create buffered bike lanes on First and Second Avenues, so that cyclists can safely detour around the crowded park. In Riverside Park, the City needs to make pedestrian access to the park safer and create a "preferred path" for bicyclists on the underused trails between 66th and 83rd Streets. Bicycle-pedestrian conflicts on park paths create animosity towards bicyclists and opposition to future cycling improvements.
The City needs to end the
regular closings of greenways for "special events" as well as the
government and private vehicle parking on greenways. This past spring, the
NYPD created a safe and convenient detour for Hudson River Greenway users
during Fleet Week. This should be standard practice for the hundreds of
festivals, charity races and exhibitions that take place on or near greenway
Write Deputy Mayor
Doctoroff and urge him to lead a Greenway Working Group. Deputy Mayor Daniel
Write Deputy Mayor Doctoroff and urge him to lead a Greenway Working Group.
Deputy Mayor Daniel