Hudson Greenway “Cherry Walk” Still Dark and Dangerous
Last December, Washington Heights resident Lars Klove alerted us to night-time conditions on a segment of the Hudson River Greenway known as Cherry Walk, which lies roughly between W. 102 and W. 125 Streets. Wrote Lars:
It is unlit and, if riding northbound, into the blinding headlights of
southbound traffic, it is impossible to see the bicycle path even with
a bike headlamp. The Greenway itself has one semi-reflective line
marking the pedestrian lane from the bicycle lane. There is not a line
marking the outside edges of the lane or a couple of grassy islands
along the way. Its easy to find yourself suddenly off the roadway and
in the grass or trees.
As illustrated by these photos from Streetsblog photo contributor Jacob-uptown, captioned with his comments, Greenway users are still in the dark nearly a year later. A press officer with Parks said the department is "aware of this issue," and told us that DOT should be in the process of addressing it. We have a message in with DOT and are awaiting word.
More photos after the jump.