South Bronx Greenway

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South Bronx Greenway
Randalls Island Connector south thru RR Xing jeh.JPG
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Established 2006
Use Multi-use, bicycle and pedestrian

The South Bronx Greenway is a project to improve waterfront access, recreational facilities, and transportation systems, including pedestrian and bicycle paths, in the South Bronx.[1] The project was announced by Michael Bloomberg in 2006.[2]

One of the key components of the Greenway is the Randalls Island connector,[3] which was completed in 2016.[4] This provides a pedestrian, wheelchair, and bicycle path from Randalls Island to the Mott Haven section of The Bronx. In combination with the Wards Island Bridge, this creates a route between The Bronx and Manhattan, completely segregated from vehicular traffic and free from steps.[5]

Coordinates: 40°48′40″N 73°53′46″W / 40.811°N 73.896°W / 40.811; -73.896

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  1. ^ "South Bronx Greenway". NYCEDC. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  2. ^ "Mayor Bloomberg Unveils South Bronx Greenway Plan". The official website of the City of New York. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  3. ^ Hu, Winnie (28 July 2015). "Connector Between Randalls Island and Bronx Is to Open This Summer". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  4. ^ Hu, Winnie; Rojas, Rick (14 May 2016). "Starving for Greenery, the South Bronx Finally Gets a Link to Randalls Island". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ "Randall's Island Bike Path To Connect to South Bronx Greenway". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-01.