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Jamaica Bay Greenway

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Jamaica Bay Greenway

  1. 1. Advancing  the   Jamaica  Bay  Greenway   Photo  Courtesy  of:  Don  Riepe     Kyle  Kozar   Associate  Planner,  Regional  Plan  Associa;on  
  2. 2. Jamaica  Bay     Brooklyn   Queens   Queens   Manha;an  
  3. 3. Off-­‐Street   Pathways     On-­‐Street  Bike   Lanes  and   Sidewalks   What  is  the  Jamaica   Bay  Greenway?    
  4. 4.   19-­‐mile  loop  route  that   connects  to  11-­‐  miles  of   addi5onal  trails  and  paths.       Direct  bike/pedestrian   connec5on  between  more   then  10,000  acres  of  federal,   state,  and  city  parkland,  and   adjacent  communi5es.       Roughly  300,000     residents  within  a  half  mile   from  the  greenway.    
  5. 5. “Improve  urban  residents'  awareness  of  and  access  to  outdoor  and   cultural  experiences  close  to  home  by  promoDng  naDonal  parks  in  urban   areas  and  ensuring  safe  and  enjoyable  physical  connecDon(s)  from  parks   to  a  variety  of  sustainable  transportaDon  opDons  aligned  with  urban   populaDons'  needs.”   NaDonal  Priority:        Connect  urban  communiDes  to  naDonal  parks   Mississippi  River  NaDonal  RecreaDon  Area   St.  Paul-­‐Minneapolis   Golden  Gate  NaDonal  RecreaDon  Area   San  Francisco  
  6. 6. One  Big  Urban  Park   Over  10,000  Acres  
  7. 7. BROOKLYN QUEENS NASSAU 0 1 2 Miles 2,3,4 Lines A Line L Line J,Z Line Seperated Bike Path On-Street Bike Lane Shared Bike Lane Proposed Missing Link Routes Belt Parkway Gateway National Recreation Area (National Park Service) NYC Parkland Existing Upland Access Points Roxbury Seaside Arverne New Lots Edgemere Canarsie Flatlands Mill Basin Somerville Lindenwood Ozone Park Georgetown Marine Park Mill Island Brownsville Belle Harbor Breezy Point Far Rockaway Howard Beach Spring Creek Bergen Beach Rockaway Park Broad Channel Starrett City East New York Sheepshead Bay Paerdegat Basin Gerritsen Beach Manhattan Beach South Ozone Park JFK International Airport Floyd Bennett Field Fort Tilden Riis Beach Neponsit Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Penn and Fountain Parks Marine Park E Spring Creek Park Canarsie Pier
  8. 8. Outreach  &  Community  Engagement  
  9. 9. Who  Needs  to  be  involved  in  the  process   of  improving  the  Greenway?   Buro  Happold  
  10. 10. Who  Needs  to  be  involved  in  the  process   of  improving  the  Greenway?   Buro  Happold   Fresh  Creek  Associa;on   Jamaica  Bay  Ecowaters   American  LiQoral  Society   T&L  Radio   East  New  York  Restora;on  LDC   East  New  York  Farms   Brite  Leadership  Coali;on     Other  Community  Based  Organiza;ons   Civic  Associa;ons   Community  Boards   Friends of Penn and Fountain Parks, Inc.
  11. 11. Upland Connections
  12. 12. Implementation Plan Process Identify Preferred Route •  Hold 3 series of public meetings •  Select preferred route on DOT right of way •  Identify long-term route on other land, where desired Initiate Projects •  Work with the community, elected officials, and city agencies •  Refine projects •  Community Board process •  Seek out money Build! Continue to develop short-term projects
  13. 13. Who  Needs  to  be  involved  in  the  process   of  improving  the  Greenway?   Buro  Happold   Fresh  Creek  Associa;on   Jamaica  Bay  Ecowaters   American  LiQoral  Society   T&L  Radio   East  New  York  Restora;on  LDC   East  New  York  Farms   Brite  Leadership  Coali;on     Other  Community  Based  Organiza;ons   Civic  Associa;ons   Community  Boards   Friends of Penn and Fountain Parks, Inc.
  14. 14. Who  Needs  to  be  involved  in  the  process   of  improving  the  Greenway?   Buro  Happold   Friends of Penn and Fountain Parks, Inc. YOU!   Fresh  Creek  Associa;on   Jamaica  Bay  Ecowaters   American  LiQoral  Society   T&L  Radio   East  New  York  Restora;on  LDC   East  New  York  Farms   Brite  Leadership  Coali;on     Other  Community  Based  Organiza;ons   Civic  Associa;ons   Community  Boards  
  15. 15. Thank  you!   Kyle  Kozar   Associate  Planner  Energy  and  Environment   Regional  Plan  Associa;on               www.facebook.com/JBGCoali;on   JamaicaBayGreenway@dot.nyc.gov   kkozar@rpa.org   917.546.4318  

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