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Advance the East and Harlem River waterfront greenway in Manhattan

In the near term, DOT will advance on-street bike lane projects to fill gaps in the East River and Harlem River greenways. In the medium term, DOT will work with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and EDC to develop a funding strategy for the full build out of the greenway.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative


Related OneNYC Initiative


Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)


Update Description

DOT will implement on-street bike lane and greenway projects in Inwood and Murray Hill, develop a plan for the gap north of 145th Street, and enhance bike network connectivity along the east side of Manhattan.

In Progress

DOT completed in-house protected bike lane projects on Dyckman St between Harlem River Drive and Broadway in 2017.  The East River Waterfront from 23rd St to 34th St is expected to be complete in 2018. Preliminary design for EDC’s capital construction of the Murray Hill section of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, between 53rd St and 60th St, is complete and has been awarded over $100M in construction funding. Preliminary scoping document for the remaining segments, including those in Inwood and the gap north of 145th St, is expected to be complete in February 2018.

DOT, with DPR and EDC, will advance a funding plan and strategy for the interim and full build out of the greenway.

In Progress

EDC, in coordination with DOT and DPR, has hired a consultant to develop an implementation plan to complete gaps in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.  Gov. Cuomo has allocated $5M in funding to complete the full plan for remaining gaps. Preliminary scoping document for is expected to be complete in February 2018.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


Update Description

DOT, with DPR, will implement an on-street project to fill the gap north of 145th Street.

DOT, DPR, and EDC will move forward with the full buildout of the greenway, subject to funding availability.