Hey everyone, I was going to ask something along these lines in the Belt Parkway thread, but decided to expand the idea to perhaps discuss the various Greenway projects underway. I am very curious about progress, and Google searches seem to be yielding limited and sometimes even seemingly conflicting results. Hopefully some of you kind folks will have info or can point me to info about the projects, and we can discuss them here. I am incredibly exited to see that there has indeed been great progress to the Brooklyn Waterfont Greenway, which seems to run from (or will run from!) the end of the Belt Parkway Bike Path in Bay Ridge, continue along the north shore of Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge and then into Williamsburg and Greenpoint. I know parts are done already, but I am not sure what stuff on the map is "proposed completion" and which is actually completed. From the looks of things, it seems like, where I used to ride down 3rd Avenue (staring in Bay Ridge) down to Hamilton, then Clinton, etc., either now or in the near future, there appears to be a bike path both on 2nd and 3rd, and one on Hamilton Avenue. But instead of having to make the right on Clinton or one of the other northeast streets to get to the Brooklyn Bridge, you can (or will be?) able to make a left and take the waterfront streets around Redhook all the way to the Promenade and under he Brooklyn Bridge.
Maybe I will take a ride there in the coming weeks and see the state of completion of the various parts of this huge path.
Then there is the incredibly ambitious Conduit, Southern Queens, Laurelton, and Cross Island Greenways (all connected to one another and is planned (or was. The site I am linking to below was created in 2000) to be a 32 mile stretch for pedestrians, skaters, and cyclists from Highland Park near the Jackie Robinson, south into the Howard Beach area, then all the way to and past Aqueduct Race Track.
Anyone have any more info on these Greenways?