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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 greenway through Battery Park is split into two paths, one for pedestrians and one for cyclists and rollerbladers. Pedestrians are directed to use the waterfront esplanade, which is closed to cyclists and skaters, but all greenway users are allowed and encouraged to use the large existing path that goes through the northern interior of the park. The path, while good, is not ideal because “The Sphere,” the World Trade Center memorial, lies along it, causing congestion.

After going through the park, greenway users currently travel to South Street along the construction zone surrounding the Whitehall ferry terminal.

The path continues along the waterfront on South Street and under the FDR Drive until Brooklyn Bridge. Through this section the route passes the South Street Seaport, the Fulton Fish Market, and a few small but lovely waterfront park areas. Under the FDR the path is predominantly a Class 1, two-way, separated-use greenway, but there are a few sections where there is no striping because of crowded conditions.

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The Battery

photo of Whitehall Ferry Terminal
Whitehall Ferry Terminal

photo of the new greenway sign at the Ferry Terminal
New greenway sign at the Ferry Terminal

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