This week, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York, which included a call-out for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway under Initiative 10: Create a network of green corridors. The excerpted text is as follows:
“In 1993, the City released A Greenway Plan for New York City, which identified the essential structure for the creation of a citywide system of greenways. Since then, we have been building out this network, and efforts are under way in each borough to further expand it.
For example, we are constructing the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway which, when completed, will be a 14-mile-long bicycle and pedestrian path stretching along the Brooklyn waterfront from Greenpoint to the Shore Parkway. It is envisioned as a path for both commuters and recreational users that will knit neighborhoods together and enhance access to the waterfront. We will also complete improvements to the Bronx River Greenway and South Bronx Greenway, Queens East River Trail, Soundview Greenway, Staten Island South Shore Greenway, and Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.”
(PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York; page 43)
Read the PlaNYC 2011 full report to learn more about this initiative and many others.