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Greenways provide safe & accessible corridors for active recreation and non-motorized transportation through parks & on streets. DOT is responsible for the planning, design & implementation of greenways on city streets.

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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:16

#biketoberfestnyc

NYC DOT is excited to announce the launch of Get Pumped! Pop Up Commuter Assistance Stations as part of the #biketoberfestnyc cycling promotions in October.

Tune your commute!

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:26

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative has become DOT’s first-ever Maintenance Provider, maintaining sections of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:01

Did you know that the Jamaica Bay Greenway is a network of 13 miles of walking and bicycling paths through 10,000 acres of parks and beaches? Take a ride from Canarsie Pier to Rockway Boardwalk to Floyd Bennett Field and many more destinations along the way in the video link below.

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the third round of Harlem River Bridges Access Plan Workshops this month. 

A combination of the north and south study area presentations can be viewed here:

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 00:00

As part of the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan, the NYC DOT is hosting a third and final round of workshops in an community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists travelling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River.

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 10:20

On Wednesday, October 28th, NYC DOT along with our community engagement partner UPROSE, held the first community workshop for the Uplands Connectors Project in Sunset Park.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:19

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and NYC DOT presented the Final Design of the Owl’s Head Park Connection section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to Brooklyn Community Board 10 on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:19

NYC DOT has partnered with UPROSE as our community engagement partner for the Uplands Connectors Project in Sunset Park.

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:18

NYC DOT is launching a one-year, community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:18

NYC DOT is preparing to launch a one-year, community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River.

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:17

If you were unable to attend our most recent workshops for the Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan, our presentations are available online, below.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:17

Please join NYC DOT, along with the Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for the final round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:17

NYC DOT, in collaboration with Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, has recently announced the final round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan.

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:16

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:15am to 2:00pm

Ride with the NYC DOT, the Regional Plan Association, and the National Park Service to Floyd Bennett Field!

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:13

The Gateway National Recreation Area has begun the planning process for the Fort Tilden Shore Road – Shoreline Resiliency project. They are evaluating alternatives to address access, safety, and shoreline resiliency concerns at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:13

As reported today on NY 1, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is undergoing some exciting changes. Planned investments in green infrastructure will prevent up to half a

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:13

The unpaved segment of the Jamaica Bay Greenway along Plumb Beach in Sheepshead Bay has been repaved! The 450-foot segment of pavement was washed away during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, creating a short gap in the Greenway .

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:12

NYC DOT, in collaboration with Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the Department of Parks and recreation, has recently hosted the second round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:12

We are pleased to announce that the final Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Implementation Plan is now available online. This plan is the culmination of years of work by a wide array of organizations and would not have been possible without their input.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:11

This past summer, a greenways project on Paerdegat Avenue North in Brooklyn calmed traffic and created safe, new connections between the neighborhood of Canarsie, and Canarsie Park, Canarsie Pier, and the Jamaica Bay Greenway.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:11

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s event on October 19, 2014, “Brooklyn Greenway ½ and 5K” was a great success with a large turnout!

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:11

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.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:10

Please join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan the future of the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Light refreshments provided.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:10

NYC DOT installed salvaged granite blocks (recycled from the Willis Ave Bridge) near Van Brunt and Sackett St in Red Hook Brooklyn.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:06

Our event “Bike & Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge” was a great success with a large turnout!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:06

Sunday August 10, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Ride with the NYC DOT and Purelements to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:06

Nearly 1,000 New Yorkers visited the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront on Sunday, July 27 for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s Epic Ride. NYC DOT provided assistance at the Floyd Bennett Field rest stop, where dozens of riders stopped to learn more about the Jamaica Bay Greenway.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:05

Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Ride with NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance from Firehouse 59 to Fort Tilden. At the park, we will receive a free, guided door of the Rockaway! Public Arts Festival.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:05

Saturday August 2 at 9 a.m.

Come join NYC H2OAudubon and the National Park Service for our volunteer beach cleanup of Fort Tilden beach.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:05

As part of MWA’s City of Water Day, NYC DOT hosted a group ride to Rockaway Beach, starting at Brooklyn College, to highlight the Jamaica Bay Greenway (download the 

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:04

Check out the Queens East River Greenway and Vernon Boulevard’s awesome new seperated path.

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:04

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.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 10:03

At last night’s Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting, DOT presented a proposal to extend the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway from Van Brunt Street to Valentino Park, providing access to the waterfront at Atlantic Basin.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:03

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will host a benefit to support Hurricane Sandy recovery on November 12.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:01

Etsy has been using the Greenway to transport about 600 pounds of compost each month.  They ride from their DUMBO headquarters to Red Hook Community Farm, where Added Value  puts the compost to good use, teac

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 11:01

There is a new pool along the Greenway.  Brooklyn Bridge Park built a temporary pool and here is the info.  The pool is located adjacent to the Greenway along the path connection Pier 2 t

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00

Kent Avenue is the Brooklyn Waterfront's answer to a cyclist superhighway!

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00

Syfy and Brooklyn Bridge Park are showing movies at Pier 1 every Thursday until August 30th, schedule here.  So, grab picnic goodies along Columbia, work up an appetite with

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:00

Come help design the future of DUMBO’s Pearl Street Plaza.  The plaza is already an important destination along the Greenway route.  Come out and give DOT your ideas on ways it could enhance your pedestrian and bicycle experience.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, 6:00pm

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:59

NYC DOT launched the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Project in November 2009 in an effort to formalize a community-lead initiative for a 14-mile multi-use path stretching from Newtown Creek to Owl’s Head Park.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:58

Our final round of community workshops is complete and we’ve posted all four presentations on-line.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:58

Please come and see a presentation on the future route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The meeting will be held November 2nd, at Borough Hall from 6:30 to 8:30. Refreshments will be provided. Please come and give us your opinions.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 10:57

Please come and see a presentation on the future route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.  The meeting will be held October 25th, at Brooklyn Brewery from 7:30 to 9:30.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please come and give us your opinions.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:57

The Greenway in Brooklyn Bridge Park is open!  The Park has provided a temporary path offering a connection between Montague Street and Joralemon Street.  Avoid vehicular traffic along Furman Street and use the path.  There is now over 1.5 miles of separated path in both directions through the Pa

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 10:55

Please come and see a presentation on the future route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 18th, at St. Michael’s Church from 6:30 to 8:30.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please come and give us your opinions.

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:55

Join artist Almond Zigmund to paint her design onto 800 feet of barrier Saturday, October 22ndbetween 10 am and 4 pm. Meet at the corner of Williamsburg Street West and Flushing Avenue at 10 am to participate in the day.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:55

Please come and see a presentation on the future route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway tonight.  The meeting will be held tonight, October 11th, at Long Island College Hospital from 6:30 to 8:30.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please come and give us your opinions.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 10:55

September 30, 2011

Greenway Change along Brooklyn Bridge Park

A new temporary path is currently being built with the park.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 10:54

Please join us for the third round of workshops this October.  We will be presenting the final route of the Implementation Plan and soliciting one last round of comments before publication.  We will be doing four meetings, one in each neighborhood along the planned Greenway route.  Please come ou

Sat, 09/24/2011 - 10:53

Beautify the Greenway this Saturday

Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:53

Help plant the Greenway this Friday!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 10:53

On this section of the route we are examining how a greenway can be built from Valentino Pier to Erie Basin Park, behind Ikea. Waterfront access is already provided along much of this section, but a continuous bicycle path does not exist.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 10:52

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s monthly clean-ups continue along the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Please join us on Saturday, September 10th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Tools and gloves provided, all ages welcome!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 10:50

This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful sections of the waterfront. In planning the route, DOT must reconcile the desire for waterfront access with an active commercial and industrial waterfront.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:50

Take part in Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride. Ride 40-miles, 14 of which is on the future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Buy tickets here.

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 10:50

The route through Vinegar Hill and DUMBO will connect the Navy Yard and Flushing Avenue to Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The design of this section will have to be contextual, paying special attention to the two historic districts and the area’s cobblestone streets.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:48

As part of the NYC Department of Transportation Urban Art program, the city has partnered with New York Cares to commission professional artists to create temporary designs on city-owned infrastructure.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:48

Construction continues to progress on the creation of a new park at the site of the old WNYC radio broadcasting building along the future West Street section of the Greenway route in Greenpoint.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:48

Jersey Barriers were first invented to prevent cars from veering into oncoming traffic on the New Jersey Freeways. Due to their portability and design, they are now used for a variety of uses.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 10:47

Don’t miss all the music on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer. Take the greenway along Kent Avenue to East River State Park at North 8th Street and enjoy the summer concerts going on through September.

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 10:34

Damon Ginandes is a Brookyn – based mixed media artist whose art can be found around the city.  This example of his unique style is located on Degraw Street between Columbia Street and Van Brunt Street in Red Hook.  Enjoy the newly completed Brooklyn Bridge Park path and Columbia Street to get th

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 10:34

Visit this beautifully converted industrial warehouse in Red Hook and enjoy fresh produce, deliciously prepared meals for all hours of the day, and coffee while overlooking the Statue of Liberty from the Gowanus Bay waterfront.

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 10:33

NYC DOT and NYPD have partnered with the non-profit organizations Bike New York and Recycle-A-Bike in order to promote and educate kids across the city about biking.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:32

On Thursday, July 7th, DOT presented the Brooklyn Bridge Park access improvements at a special meeting held Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Transportation Committee.  The plan calls for pedestrian safety enhancements along Atlantic Avenue, an improved gateway to the park, a greenway connection from

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:32

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s monthly clean-ups continue along the Columbia Street and Williamsburg Street sections of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Please join BGI on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Tools and gloves provided, all ages welcome!

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:32

Bushwick Inlet Park will connect the greenway along Kent Avenue and the planned facility for West Street.  Department of Parks and Recreation also has plans for a waterfront park at Bushwick Inlet.  DOT considered both on-street and park connections along this section of the Greenway.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:31

Take advantage of the new East River Ferry service with five stops along the existing and future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The ferry allows passengers aboard with bikes and also connects to key bus routes that bring riders to inland locat

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 10:30

During the Greenpoint/Williamsburg workshop (10/21/10), we explored several alternatives for the northern end of the Greenway.  Three route options were developed.

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 10:30

Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park is now open with a boulder mountain, a water-play area, climbing structures and two-story slides. Future plans include sand volleyball courts and a restaurant with a roof top deck.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 10:29

A second round of community workshops was held in September and October of 2010 in Downtown Brooklyn (CB 2), Sunset Park (CB 7), Red Hook (CB 6) and Greenpoint/Williamsburg (CB 1). The meetings explored the pros and cons of the route alternatives in each community board.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:28

New York Magazine labeled the Greenway the Best Riverfront Run in their 2011 Best of New York Magazine.  Check out the article here, or better yet get out and run, ride or walk the Greenway.