Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on the Waterfront

Did you know that plans are underway for an extensive bicycle greenway along the entire waterfront of Brooklyn? It's true!


The earliest phases of it are planned to extend from Greenpoint to Sunset Park and some segments are already in place. Though the bigger plans wrap all the way south through Bay Ridge and extend east to Floyd Bennett Field and Jamaica Bay, across the Marine Parkway Bridge and the Cross Bay Boulevard Bridge. I spoke with Milton Puryear, Co-Founder of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, who said that the National Parks Service was also involved with the project due to adjacencies and connections with Gateway National Recreation Area.

You can download plans for various segments of the plan here:

It's really interesting to see the though that is being put into the Sunset Park segment of the route. Look at all those fingers of routes extending into the neighborhood! Nice community planning work there with help from UPROSE !

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