Oct. 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin
The New York City Parks Department and the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced an initiative Thursday to study and create new connections to existing parks through bicycle and pedestrian corridors known as “greenways.”
The two agencies plan to improve existing greenways and create new ones to better establish a pedestrian and cyclist route from Flushing Meadows Corona Park through Kissena Park, Cunningham Park, Alley Pond Park and Joe Michaels Mile.
The departments will investigate gaps in existing greenway networks and collect feedback from residents and local stakeholders to determine their key needs. The feedback will inform their priorities for new park amenities along the route in a plan dubbed “Destination: Greenways!”.