If proponents of a Verrazano bike-ped path have their way, the Five Boro Bike Tour and NYC Marathon will no longer be the only times people can cross the Narrows w/out the use of a motor vehicle (Image source: mlcastle via Flickr).
Tuesday, Transportation Alternatives unveiled a project that would allow one to bike in an uninterrupted loop from the West Side of Manhattan, through the New Jersey waterfront, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, and finally return to Manhattan via either the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges.
Called the Harbor Ring, the 50-mile route would integrate “more than 28 miles of existing shared use paths and bikeways, including significant portions of the Brooklyn Greenway, a regional section of the East Coast Greenway, the pathway over the Bayonne Bridge, the Hudson River Walkway, Hudson River Greenway, and the East River Esplanade” with 20 miles of street bike lanes.
However, there is one “missing link” of the interstate bike trail not currently in place. Continue reading »