Credit: BBB and MVVA

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Study

BBB’s study provides a road map for advancing a 32-mile loop of bicycle and pedestrian connections along Manhattan’s waterfront.

BBB led a multi-disciplinary design and engineering team for a study to jump-start the completion of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, the most used bike path in the United States. Closing the 32-mile loop along five miles of missing connections, the team developed viable alignments through physical and regulatory challenges, supported by preliminary permitting discussions and cost estimates. Seven sites around Manhattan’s perimeter—including the Lower East Side, East Midtown, Harlem, Inwood, and Fort Washington—will promote waterfront access linking more than 1,000 acres of open space across the island. The completed Greenway will provide an important recreational amenity and transit route for some of Manhattan’s most underserved neighborhoods and provide a greener, more resilient edge to the island.

 

Client

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Location

New York, NY

Size

32 miles

Completed

2018

People

AIA, AICP
Partner, Director of Planning & Urban Design
AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Senior Associate, Director of Graphic Design
LEED AP
Senior Associate, Environmental Graphics