Earlier this year, a greenways project on E 102nd St and E 106th St calmed traffic and created new connections between the recreational facilities of Central Park, East River Greenway and Randall’s Island. A two-way bike lane on E 102nd St east of 1st Ave provides bicycle access to the 103rd St Footbridge to the greenway and Randall’s Island. Randall’s Island is home to numerous athletic fields, waterfront and natural areas, as well as 8 miles of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian pathways.There are also bicycle and pedestrian connections to the Bronx and Queens from the island.
Plan your visit to Randall’s Island here.
On E 106th St, the addition of a left turn bays and pedestrian islands calm traffic and make safer and shorter crossings. This project also installed bike lanes on E 106th St between 5 Ave and 1 Ave that provide an east-west route from Central Park. Learn more about the project here.
On May 7th, DOT proposed improvements to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway to Community Board 6. The new connector will improve access to and from the Greenway at East 37th Street, where there is currently a break in the Greenway before it resumes at East 60th Street. There is increased need for improved Greenway access at this location due to the East River Ferry, Citibike station, and upcoming improvements to Glick Park. The existing greenway connection lacks sufficient visibility, wayfinding, and pavement markings. The proposal includes improvements to the exsting path from East 34th Street to East 37th Street, installation of a two-way path on East 37th Street between the FDR Service Road and connections to Second Avenue through shared lanes on East 38th Street and East 35th Street and a two-way path on First Avenue between East 38th Street and East 37th Street. These routes increase safety by enabling cyclists to use routes that avoid the FDR Service Road and the entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. Download the presentation (pdf)