Transit department plans Brooklyn waterfront bike path

The DOT plan will extend the existing Columbia Street bike lane in Red Hook to a park near Fairway supermarket. Credit: via Googlemaps.
The DOT plan will extend the existing Columbia Street bike lane in Red Hook to a park near Fairway supermarket. Credit: via Google Maps

The Department of Transportation is working on a waterfront pedestrian walkway and bike path in Williamsburg that will extend from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint, according to reports from Brownstoner.

Construction for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is scheduled to start in Red Hook this summer. Preliminary plans have been approved for sections in Greenpoint and by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The bike path will run for 14 miles. The DOT is apparently hopeful that they will eventually be able to extend the pathway to Queens.

Five miles of the pathway already exist. The entire project is expected to cost $150 million to $200 million. Funds are coming from various sources, including city agencies, private sources and federal funding.

The removal of some of Vinegar Hill’s historic cobblestones is reportedly not part of this DOT plan.

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