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.