New York Committee for the East Coast Greenway
The New York Committee for the ECG consists of volunteers who coordinate route selection and undertake our advocacy efforts to move the Greenway ahead in New York. By building support and partnerships with citizens, public agencies and organizations at the local and state levels, the New York Committee is helping to get the ECG on the ground, mile by mile.
Stay up-to-date on the latest NY events and news! Send an email to eastcoastgreenwayNY@gmail.com to be added to the New York e-news list.
NEWS & EVENTS
Next New York ECG State Committee meeting – Tuesday, May 6th, 4-6 PM at NYC Parks’ Arsenal West, 4th Floor. 24 W. 61 St., (near Columbus Circle). We’ll discuss developments and plan projects and events in New York. Open to the public, and we welcome new members!
Stay tuned for more upcoming events in 2014.
Guided Bike Rides and Walks on the East Coast Greenway
GUIDED BIKE RIDES
June 1: BRONXVILLE to BATTERY PARK, a 25-mile ride with the Bronx River Alliance.
July 13: VAN CORTLANDT to KENSICO DAM, 25 miles, with the Bronx River Alliance.
August 3: CIRCLE MANHATTAN BY BIKE, a 32-mile loop, with Common Ground-NYC.
October 5: The 7th annual NY-NJ HUDSON LOOP RIDE, a 20-mile, family-friendly ride
along both sides of the Hudson River between midtown and the George Washington Bridge.
For information and to register :
May 3: The 29th annual THE GREAT SAUNTER, a 32-mile walk around Manhattan,
sponsored by Shorewalkers (www.shorewalkers.org)
May 10: THE BIG WALK, 50 miles, from Metropark NJ to NY Penn Station.
May 31: NY GREENWAYS WALK 1, a 19-mile walk from the Bronx to Port Chester, N.Y.
June 7: HUDSON LOOP WALK, a 30-mile walk along both sides of the Hudson River, with
stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
June 22: NY GREENWAYS WALK 2, 18 miles, from the Bronx to World Trade Center.
For information and to register:
All walks (except 5/3) sponsored by partner FreeWalkers, freewalkers.org.
For info. on NY events, e-mail to: email@example.com.
May, June, Sept.: “BICYCLE SUNDAYS”: car-free Bronx River Parkway, 10 am – 2 pm.
Fri.-Sat., June 20-21: 2014 CABOT COMMUNITY TOUR finale in NYC.
3 Saturdays in August: “SUMMER STREETS”: car-free Park Ave. (72d – Brooklyn Bridge) 7 am – 1 pm.
Every day: NYC Bike Share: Citi Bikes
New York Committee
The New York Committee consists of volunteers who dedicated their time and resources to advocate for the creation of local trails in New York. Please help the Committee by volunteering your time, becoming a member or sponsoring a mile of trail.
Recent accomplishments of the New York Committee include:
- Actively supported a UN-land-swap plan that will (among other things) fund construction along the East River of a greenway to close the gap between E. 38th and E. 60th Streets. Advocated for parking-protected bicycle lanes on First/Second Avenues, Manhattan, to provide safe cycling in the interim.
- Worked with NYC Department of Parks to blaze 9.5 miles of our route through parkland in the Bronx with our distinctive ECG route marker.
- Successfully advocated for the placement of sharrow type pavement markings along portions of the ECG route in the Bronx.
- With BWAWP, led the successful effort to pass “Merrill’s Law” requiring motorists in New York State to pass cyclists “at a safe distance.”
- Persuaded NY State DOT to do a feasibility study of a bike/pedestrian pathway in the Hutchinson River Parkway right-of-way that would link the planned Merritt Parkway Trail in CT with White Plains and the Bronx River Pathway.
- Supported work by White Plains to implement bicycle facilities.
- Persuaded the NYC Department of Transportation to mark the ECG route in NYC and NJ on its annually updated, free NYC Cycling Map. nyc.gov/bikes.
The New York Committee currently needs volunteers to:
- Write support letters to their public officials for various projects
- Represent the ECG at events
- Help maintain the NY committee website
Sponsor a Mile of the ECG in New York
Mile sponsors will have their inscriptions posted on our website and eventually posted in a kiosk along the route in New York. Learn more.
Become a member of the ECGA
ECGA Mid-Atlantic Trail Coordinator:
Andy Hamilton: firstname.lastname@example.org 267-236-3407
State Committee Co-Chair:
Jackson Wandres: email@example.com
(212) 741-8090 x103
State Committee Co-Chair:
Elizabeth Brody: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staten Island Coordinator:
Joe Linton, Greenway Director, Bronx River Alliance,
Duff Bailey, Executive Director, Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam: email@example.com