The Conduit, Southern Queens, Laurelton and Cross
Island Greenways will provide a continuous, 32 mile
route for cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters and joggers,
following portions of the Belt Parkway and connecting
some of the most scenic and significant destinations in
eastern Brooklyn and southern and eastern Queens.
Recreation and non-motorized transport opportunites will increase substantially with a safe and
scenic route, connecting such beautiful parks as
Highland, Brookville and Alley Pond Parks, and
providing improved access to spectacular waterfront
vistas and major employment destinations, such as John F. Kennedy International Airport, Creedmoor
Psychiatric Center and Queensboro Community College.
The Greenways in this Plan represent a major portion of
the city's Greenway system , and connect
with some of the city's most popular, existing multi-use
paths, including Joe Michael's Mile along Little Neck
Bay, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in eastern Queens,
and the Shore Parkway bicycle path in Queens and
Brooklyn. Portions of the original pedestrian paths, built
in 1940 in conjunction with the construction of the Belt
Parkway, still exist in various states of repair.
appropriate, this Plan proposes the revitalization of
these paths to reclaim the original vision of the Belt
Parkway as a scenic, landscaped corridor to be used and
enjoy ed by both motorized and non-motorized
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