Hudson River Greenway Reopened As Of This Morning

Good news for cyclists, joggers, and others using the Hudson River Greenway: The ten blocks of the off-street path between 135th Street and 145th Street which had been blocked off were reopened at 10:00 this morning, according to a spokesperson for the city Department of Environmental Protection.

While the path was closed due to repairs on the adjacent wastewater treatment plant, greenway users were forced to take an arduous and unmarked detour. This reopening restores the connectivity that makes the greenway the most heavily-used bike path in the country and a particular favorite of cyclists who don’t want to ride with motor vehicles.

  • Tom L

    Whoa, just in time after your post yesterday! That’s fantastic news. Back to safer routes I go. Now let’s just hope that CB12 can take this incident as evidence that a stronger cycling network to Upper Manhattan is sorely needed. 

  • Tom L

    Whoa, just in time after your post yesterday! That’s fantastic news. Back to safer routes I go. Now let’s just hope that CB12 can take this incident as evidence that a stronger cycling network to Upper Manhattan is sorely needed. 

  • Cycopath

    I’m so happy I could poop in the Hudson.  Thanks for letting us know!

  • Joshie2b

    Is it really true? Anyone used it?

  • Mike Epstein

    Love this comment.

  • Mike Epstein

    Love this comment.

  • Cycopath

    ‘Tis true!  It’s as wide open as a five-dollar whore on the first day of Fleet Week.  And it doesn’t stink of poop in the slightest.

  • Rob

    Any news of when a good connection to the Henry Hudson Bridge is going to be created? With the new traffic pattern on the bridge, there is plenty of room for protected bike lanes.

  • Joshie2b

    Just now got this chilling response to my complaint, filed with DEP before the path was supposedly reopened yesterday. Anyone know if it is still opened? Or did they close it again?

    Subject: FW: City of New York – Correspondence #1-1-671069546 Message to Agency Head, DEP – Other
    From: Lamarche, Alejandra
    Date: July 29, 2011 11:23:20 AM EDT
    To:    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXDear XXXXXX:  Your request to the Mayor’s Office was forwarded to the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment.  Sorry for any inconveniences the closure of the bike path might be affecting you.  But, the bike path leading into to River State park and into the wastewater treatment facility will remain closed due to security reasons. 
     
    Thank you for your concerns.
    Sincerely yours,
    Alejandra Lamarche
    Communications Liaison

  • Kate

    It was open at 9:00 this morning when I rode through. That is a chilling message!

  • eLK

    Thank goodness.

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