Stim Funds to Kickstart South Bronx Greenway

south_bronx_greenway.jpgThe Lafayette Avenue section of the South Bronx Greenway. Before/after: Sustainable South Bronx.

We’ve got a few more details about another local ped-bike project getting a lift from stimulus cash. The street improvements announced for Hunts Point and Port Morris in the Bronx will fund the first three sections of the South Bronx Greenway. This project has been years in the works. When complete, it will bring 11 miles of pedestrian and bicycle paths to neighborhoods where places to play and bike are scarce, and where childhood asthma and obesity rates run high.

"This is extremely helpful moving these projects forward in a time of fiscal crisis," said Miquela Craytor, director of Sustainable South Bronx, which has been instrumental in shaping the project and shepherding its progress. "It’s a big win for South Bronx communities that have been underserved for so long."

The three segments include Lafayette Avenue, a connection to Randall’s Island, and access to Hunts Point Landing. The Sustainable South Bronx web site has a handy map of the full project [PDF].

  • Hopefully there will be shops along the way and everything that it needs to become a vibrant addition to the community as well as a bike / jogging thruway.

  • DN

    Her name is Majora Carter.

  • Sue

    Why in the world would they build the park down the middle of the street and not on one side? If they build the park on one side, all the traffic noise and danger will only lie to one side of the park–the park will be quieter, safer, and more pleasant; and it will also provide lots of space for storefronts to spill out onto the street (think sidewalk cafes.)

  • MG

    The current Executive Director’s name is Miquela Craytor. She became Director in June 2008. The founder of Sustainable South Bronx name is Majora Carter.

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