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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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From West 145th Street to West 135th Street is Riverbank State Park, a well-appointed recreational facility that sits atop the North River Water Treatment Plant. This waste processing plant prevents waterfront access between West 145th and West 135th streets. Because of the difference in grade between the rooftop and the street, the greenway will not be connected to the park. Cyclists and pedestrians currently bypass the park by using the service road that runs beside the plant. This service road has limited hours of operation. It is open only from dawn to dusk.

Between West 135th and West 125th streets, a Fairway Supermarket parking lot blocks the waterfront. Pedestrians easily walk through the lot, but cyclists are currently detoured to Twelfth Avenue, which has a southbound Class 2 bike lane (northbound the path is Class 3, on-street). At West 125th Street, cyclists connect to Cherry Walk and Riverside Park.

photo of path behind the Riverbank State Park
Path behind the Riverbank State Park

photo of 12th Avenue
12th Avenue

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