Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in New York
East Coast Greenway Meetings
The next meeting of the ECGA NY Committee will be Wednesday, May 31, 4-6 pm at New York City Parks Arsenal West, 24 West 61st Street, 4th-floor conference room. The meeting is open to all who are interested.
Discover the East Coast Greenway! NYC’s Hudson River Greenway is just a part of the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway. It is 30% off-road connecting major cities from Maine to Florida. Come learn about the Greenway, how to explore it, and how to get involved. 6:30 PM, Tuesday June 6th, REI SoHo, 303 Lafayette St. Refreshments.
Visit New York!
The 44-mile route through New York passes through a highly urbanized area and is an experience not to be missed. For visitors and locals alike, traveling through New York on safe, green, and recreational paths may be the best way to see the city!
The northern end of the route begins in Westchester County and connects via the Shore Road Greenway and continues onto the Pelham Parkway Greenway. From the Pelham Parkway Greenway, the ECG travels north along the Bronx River Greenway and connects to the Mosholu Greenway through the Bronx River Forest. From the Mosholu, the route goes to Van Cortlandt Park, exiting on Broadway. The route then uses on-road connections and the Broadway Bridge to link to the Hudson River Greenway near Dyckman Street. Then 13 miles of uninterrupted trail down the Hudson River Greenway linking to ferry service at World Financial Center or Pier 11 to New Jersey.
Through New York, 62 percent of the route is on traffic-free trails. In Manhattan, 90 percent of the route is traffic free. The East Coast Greenway in New York follows two separate routes – eastern and western. Both end in downtown Manhattan and utilize NY Waterway ferry service to connect to the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.
The NY Committee
The New York Committee consists of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to advocate for the creation of local trails in New York. We will continue working to make the eastern and western routes 100% traffic-separated pathways. Ensuring the safety and comfortable use of our current travel route and continuing to work to complete our spine route through Westchester County are our top priorities. You to can help the Committee by volunteering your time, becoming a member or sponsoring a mile of trail. We currently need motivated volunteers to help with new initiatives in Westchester County; write support letters to their public officials for various projects; and represent the ECGA at events, board meetings and other important venues.
Become a Member
ECGA Tri-State Greenway Coordinator: Bruce Donald: firstname.lastname@example.org, (860)-707-2888.
NY Committee Chair: Elizabeth Brody: email@example.com
Technical Advisor: Jackson Wandres : firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronx Coordinator: Claudia Ibaven, Greenway Director, Bronx River Alliance: email@example.com
UPCOMING RIDES & EVENTS 2017:
5-Island Ride, May 21; The ever-popular Season Opening 29-mile ride through Manhattan, South Bronx, Randall’s & Ward’s Island, Queens, and Roosevelt Island, with an optional Tram ride at the end!
City Island Ride, June 11; NEW! 35-mile ride from Manhattan through numerous pocket parks including Soundview and Pelham Bay to City Island. After lunch return via Mosholu Greenway and over the renovated High Bridge.
Manhattan Loop, August 6; This great 32-mile ride around Manhattan’s rim has a new view at every turn! The ride uses greenways along the Hudson and East Rivers except for the “east side gap.”
ECGA River Relay Events, September 6-12; We’ll be updating these events soon!
Hudson Loop, October 8; The 10th annual 20-mile ride along both the Manhattan and New Jersey sides including a ride across the GW Bridge. Jointly led by the NJ and NY ECG Committees.
Rides are free for East Coast Greenway Alliance members. Non-members can join and ride the four Day Bike Rides for a first-year special rate of $20. Details and required registration – https://www.Eventbrite.com/d/NY–New-York/ECG-Bike/?crt=regular&sort=date
SELECTED PARTNER RIDES & WALKS
The ECG Trip Planner allows you to generate customized point-to-point cue sheets for your ECG trip, with accompanying maps and elevation profiles, or to export your route as a GPX file to load onto your Garmin or other GPS device.
New York City Weekend Trip Planner
This brochure offers six different itineraries for walkers and bicyclists to explore the ECG in New York. Try them all! Download the free brochure here.
Organizations and Government Partners
The Battery Conservancy
Bike New York
Bronx River Alliance
Hudson River Park Trust
Friends of Hudson River Park
New York Bicycle Coalition
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Department of Transportation
NYC Economic Development Corporation
NY/NJ Port Authority
New York Cycle Club
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
New York State Department of Transportation
NY Restoration Project
Parks & Trails New York
Randalls Island Park Alliance
Regional Plan Association
Sustainable South Bronx
Weekday Cyclists in NYC
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation
Westchester County Department of Planning
Westchester County Department of Transportation
Westchester Cycle Club
New York Mile Sponsors
Thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed on our website here, and we plan to eventually post the inscriptions on a kiosk along the ECG in New York. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.