Second Annual New York City Greenway Summit

Please join Transportation Alternatives for the second annual Greenway Summit, which will bring together over one hundred invited community leaders, advocates, government employees, elected officials and planners and users to discuss a wide array of greenway issues. Don’t miss this great event!

The summit will be structured as a half-day conference, with breakout sessions lead by

  • Milton Puryear of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
  • Tom Lunke of the Harlem River Park Taskforce & Harlem Community Development Corporation
  • Jim Koth of the Hudson River Park Trust
  • Gerry Bogacz of New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  • Menaka Mohan of Sustainable South Bronx
  • Kizzy Charles-Guzman of WE ACT

Following the breakout sessions, there will be a keynote presentation by Joan Byron, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Initiative at the Pratt Center for Community Development. Great opportunities for networking, food and refreshments will end the evening.


Brooklyn Greenway Fundraiser

Join the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative to raise spirits and funds, and to focus on the future of open space along the Red Hook piers. Enjoy a casual evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres, hosted by BGI’s Board of Directors and fellow Greenway supporters. Since last year’s inaugural fundraiser at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, BGI has […]

DOT Previews Big Plans at Greenway Summit

The Ninth Avenue cycle track will be extended 10 blocks north to 33rd St. Transportation Alternatives held its 3rd Annual Greenway Summit on Tuesday, where keynote speaker Jon Orcutt, Director of Policy for NYC DOT, outlined the city’s plans for expanding cycling infrastructure over the coming year. Here are the highlights, via the Tri-State Transportation […]

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Benefit This Thursday

When I first met Brian McCormick, Milton Puryear and Meg Fellerath in the spring of 2002, they were picking up trash and planting tulips alongside a Brooklyn-Queens Expressway off-ramp in Cobble Hill. I asked them what they were up to and they told me they were working to create a waterfront greenway for Brooklyn — […]

Streetfilms: Building Greenways and Community in the Bronx

This Streetfilm from Robin Urban Smith and Elizabeth Press brings us an update on the state of greenway development in the Bronx. Writes Robin: The Bronx River Greenway and South Bronx Greenway plans apply community-driven design strategies to help undo years of top down, auto-centric planning and development in the Bronx. The greenways, when completed, […]

This Week: Visions for Zion Triangle and Harlem River Greenway

Lots of interesting livable streets events are crammed into the early part of the week. Here are the highlights: Monday: Learn about the community vision for the Harlem River Greenway at this workshop hosted by the Harlem River Working Group and the Pratt Institute. 6:00 p.m. Also Monday: NYC DOT presents plans for a new pedestrian […]