Tell the Parks Dept. About Your Vision for the High Bridge

Under PlaNYC, the High Bridge, an 1848 pedestrian- and cyclist-only bridge connecting the Bronx with Washingon Heights, is opening after some four decades of closure. The Parks Department wants to learn about your priorities for the bridge. Cyclists and pedestrians (especially those who live in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx) should come out and help shape the design to ensure that both uses can coexist harmoniously and are both encouraged by the design.

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