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Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in New York

Visit the NY Committee page for more information about the New York section of the East Coast Greenway; stay informed about upcoming ECG rides and news about the New York Committee.


Also, visit the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam page for the information about Greenway segments through Westchester County as well as other bike/walk news there.  A map of proposed ECG routes in Westchester County can be dowloaded via this link.

 

 

The 13-mile Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan is the longest segment of Greenway in New York

 

 

The 44-mile route through New York passes through a highly urbanized area and yet has the highest percentage of completed ECG trail of any Greenway state! This route is an experience not to be missed: for visitors and locals alike, traveling through New York on safe, green, recreational paths may be the best way to see the city.

The northern end of the route in New York begins in Westchester and connects to NYC 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 connects to a Greenway in Van Cortlandt Park and exits the park on Broadway. From Broadway, the route uses on road connections and the Broadway Bridge to link to the Hudson River Greenway near Dyckman Street. The route then travels for 13 miles down the Hudson River Greenway where users can link to ferry service at World Financial Center or Pier 11 to continue their journey into New Jersey.

62% of the route through New York is on traffic-free trails. In Manhattan, 90% of the route is traffic free. The East Coast Greenway in New York follows two separate routes, eastern and western, which both end in downtown Manhattan and utilize NY Waterway ferry service to connect to the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.

As more off-road pathways are completed, we will incorporate these paths into the ECG route to give our users an optimal experience. At the same time, the NY Committee will continue working to make the eastern and western routes 100% road-separated, traffic-free pathways. Ensuring the safety and comfortable use of our current travel route and continuing to work to complete our eastern and western routes through New York will be our top priorities in the immediate future.

 


The East Coast Greenway through parklands in the Bronx is now marked with this combination of the NYC Greenway logo with the ECG logo.  These signs guide Greenway users through 9.5 miles of off-road pathways through Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, and parkways in-between.  The signs were custom-designed, fabricated, and installed through the courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.  

 

ECG Maps and Cue Sheets
Google maps, turn-by-turn cue sheets, and overview maps are also available to help plan your trip and find your way through the route in New York.

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.

For more detailed itineraries, download the accompanying individual guides below.  Share your experiences once you’ve rested.

Organizations and Government Partners

The Battery Conservancy: www.thebattery.org
Bike & Roll: www.bikeandroll.com/locations/nyc.aspx
Bike New York: www.bikenewyork.org
Bronx River Alliance www.bronxriver.org
Connecticut Forest & Parks Association www.ctwoodlands.org
Five Borough Bicycle Club www.5bbc.org
Hudson River Park Trust www.hudsonriverpark.org
Friends of Hudson River Park:   www.fohrp.org
Hudson River Valley Greenway www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us/
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference www.hike-li.org
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance www.waterfrontalliance.org
Mosholu Preservation Corporation www.mpcbronx.org
Nassau Hike & Outdoor Club www.nassauhiking.org
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition www.treebranch.com
New York Bicycle Coalition www.nybc.net
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation www.nycgovparks.org
NYC Department of Transportation www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml
NYC Economic Development Corporation www.nycedc.com/Web
New York Cycle Club: www.nycc.org
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council www.nymtc.org
NY-NJ Trail Conference www.nynjtc.org

New York State Department of Transportation www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/index
New York Waterway Ferry www.nywaterway.com
Parks & Trails New York www.ptny.org
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation www.risf.org
Regional Plan Association www.rpa.org
Safe Streets in Co-op City:  www.safestreetsincoop.org
Shorewalkers, Inc. www.shorewalkers.org
Sustainable South Bronx www.ssbx.org
Time’s Up Times-up.org
The Weekly Cyclists in NYC www.weekdaycyclists.org
Transportation Alternatives www.transalt.org
Tri-State Transportation Campaign www.tstc.org
Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation www.westchestergov.com/parks
Westchester County Department of Planning www.westchestergov.com/planning
Westchester County Department of Transportation www.westchestergov.com/transportation
Westchester Cycle Club www.westchestercycleclub.org

Westchester Putnam Bike Walk Alliance  www.westchesterbikewalk.org

WildMetro: www.wildmetro.org

The path through Van Cortlandt Park is one of many park paths that comprise the ECG in New York.

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.

 

There are numerous organizations and websites that offer additional information trails, greenways, and biking in New York.

Other Organizations and Businesses
Adirondack Mountain Club
www.adk.org
AMC – NY/North Jersey Chapter www.amc-ny.org/Bike & Roll: www.bikeandroll.com/locations/nyc.aspx
Bike New York: www.bikenewyork.org
Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference www.hike-li.org
Nassau Hike & Outdoor Club www.nassauhiking.org
New York Bicycle Coalition www.nybc.net
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation www.nycgovparks.org

NY-NJ Trail Conference www.nynjtc.org

Parks & Trails New York www.ptny.org

Ride the City www.ridethecity.com
Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation www.westchestergov.com/parks
Westchester Cycle Club www.westchestercycleclub.org

Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Guide
Although it’s not part of the East Coast Greenway, these trails through Brooklyn and Queens are a must-see if you’re in the New York area. This free guide provides details on nine suggested trips.
Download the guide here.

The ECGA is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in the state of New York.

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