Staten Island South and West Shore Greenways
Master Plan, 2003
The South and West Shores of Staten Island are home to some of the city’s most dramatic waterfront views, best preserved forests and wetlands, and unique historical sites. There is currently no continuous system of bicycle and pedestrian pathways to take advantage of the open space along the south and west shore waterfront. Cyclists and hikers wanting to explore the Raritan Bay waterfront are confined to discontinuous park paths, esplanades along recently-completed residential communities, and an irregular pattern of mapped but unbuilt streets. Staten Island currently has the fewest total miles of greenways in any of the five boroughs.
The goal of the South and West Shore Greenways Project is to provide a public amenity that will serve non-motorized commuting and recreational needs, improve waterfront access, connect natural and cultural resources, link communities to each other, to employment centers and commercial districts, and improve the quality of life for local residents.
Report: The master plan is also available for download as one complete document ( 11 MB) or by chapters in PDF format: