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This page describes the state of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway in 2004.  It was developed as an overview of the planning process at that time.  Current information about this and other components of New York City's bicycle network can be found at the Department of Transportation website.  See more information about the Department of City Planning's Bicycle and Greenway Planning program.

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The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway has been partially implemented over the past decade; as of spring 2003 there were over 17 miles of shoreline greenways along the East, Harlem and Hudson rivers and New York Bay. These 17 miles came about as part of initiatives from the Department of City Planning (DCP), New York State Department of Transportation (SDOT), New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

In January of 2003 the City promised a continuous interim route around Manhattan by the end of the summer. An addition $4.5 million above the capital budget was pledged for the completion of the project.

The completed route was designed so that there could be a continuous loop around Manhattan before it was possible to have a greenway entirely on the water. The route and all new paths were conceived by an interagency committee, consisting of those agencies listed above. The City is committed to opening up the Manhattan waterfront to non-motorized transit, ensuring the improvement and growth of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

To view photos and more detailed maps of specific sections of the greenway click on the map or choose from the table below.

Battery Park and South Street
Under the Bridges
East River Park
Con Ed and Stuyvesant Cove
East 25th to East 54th Street (United Nations)
Bobby Wagner Walk
Harlem River Speedway
Dyckman Street
Dyckman Street to the George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge to West 145th Street
West 145th to West 125th Street
Riverside Park
Riverside South
Route 9A


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