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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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Riding under the FDR, greenway users can go inland to connect to the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges. Between the Brooklyn and the Manhattan bridges the greenway is a wide Class 1 dual carriageway built by the New York City Economic Development Corporation as part of the East River Esplanade. Here pedestrians walk along the water on a bench-lined path and cyclists and rollerbladers use the two-way asphalt path that runs under the FDR.

Between the Manhattan and the Williamsburg bridges, the path along South Street goes slightly inland to accommodate the warehouses on the river’s edge. Between the bridges, the greenway is briefly a shared-use path with no separation between wheeled users and pedestrians. The greenway widens before the entrance to East River Park near the Williamsburg Bridge.

photo under the FDR Drive looking at the Brooklyn Bridge
Under the FDR Drive looking at the Brooklyn Bridge

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