Manhattan Waterfront Greenway- Bike Map
The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32 miles bicycle route around the island of Manhattan, in New York City. The greenway builds on recent efforts to transform a long-ignored and derelict waterfront into a green attraction for recreational and commuting use. it runs along the shoreline and thus reclaims the waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and other users of non-motorized transportation There are three principal parts — the East, Harlem and Hudson River Greenways.
1. Hudson River Greenway is the longest, running along the West Side, from Dyckman Street in the north to Battery Park in the south, mostly through Hudson River Park and Riverside Park, with a small gap in West Harlem where users must use streets. This is the most heavily used bikeway in the United States. Most is near Hudson River water level, except the portion north of George Washington Bridge where it climbs to approximately 160 feet (50 meters) and includes Inspiration Point.
2. East River Greenway runs along the East Side from The Battery and past South Street Seaport to East Harlem with a 2.5 mile (4 km) gap from 34th to 83rd streets in Midtown where cyclists use bike lanes in busy streets to get around United Nations Headquarters. Intermediate access points at 63rd Street and elsewhere are suitable to walking but not bicycling. Some places are narrow due to sinkholes being blocked off by protective fencing, requiring slower speeds. Approximately a mile near the southwest end is in the shadow of the elevated FDR Drive.
3. Harlem River Greenway is the shortest, and is completely uninterrupted, running northward from 155th Street at the north end of Central Harlem to Dyckman Street in northern Manhattan. A bike lane in Dyckman Street connects across Inwood to Inwood Hill Park and the Hudson River Greenway.
The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway and other New York City greenways continuously improve the quality of life for New Yorkers by creating improved access to the waterfront and the open spaces throughout the City. Most portions of the greenway are beautiful off-street paths through parks or other recreational spaces. Greenway-connectors run on-street, where waterfront access is not currently possible.