Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Highbridge

The Case for 24/7 Access to the High Bridge

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Video of opening day on the High Bridge: Clarence Eckerson. New York City’s bike network would be a shell of its current self without the segments that run through parks. The most heavily traveled bike route in the city — the Hudson River Greenway — is in a park. Paths in Central Park, Prospect Park, and other public […]

DOT and Ydanis Rodriguez Break Ground on Uptown Bike Lanes

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Don’t underestimate the importance of this development: Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez announced the groundbreaking for new bike routes linking the Hudson River Greenway to the restored High Bridge, which connects Upper Manhattan to the Bronx. The shovels-in-the-ground moment and its sibling, the ribbon-cutting-with-oversized-scissors, are irresistible to elected officials everywhere. Usually, this feeds into the political incentive […]

High Bridge Restoration Off and Running

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Photo:rickweller/Flickr It’s about a year-and-a-half behind the schedule announced in 2007, but the rehabilitation of the High Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist link between Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, is off the ground. Per an email from project coordinator Ellen Macnow of the Parks Department, via Inwood and Washington Heights Livable Streets:  A contract has […]