Connect the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx.
  • Petitioning NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

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NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Connect the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx.

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      Connect the Putnam Trail

The current Parks Department plan will include the paving and extension of the very muddy and badly-rutted abandoned railroad tracks to meet the needs of ALL users, including those who currently cannot use it, like people in wheelchairs, most cyclists, rollerbladers, and those with baby carriages, as well as walkers and runners. Once completed, the new, multi-surface Putnam Trail will better connect New Yorkers to greenways in the Bronx and Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/PutnamTrail

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    1. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD (Part 1)

      Monday, September 23, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
      Lehman College, Lovinger Theater (in the Music Building)

      New York Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a hearing on the Parks Department plan to Complete the Putnam Trail in the Bronx. Please attend this hearing, where you can sign up to speak. Or not speak and just cheer on those who will be supporting a complete bike path.

      If you want to show your bike love and RIDE to the hearing, a bunch of us will be meeting at Joyce Kilmer Park, 161st and Grand Concourse at 4:30 pm SHARP.

      Closest entrance to Lovinger Theater is on Bedford Park Blvd W and Paul Ave, Bronx, New York 10468. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/m7OAv

      For more info about this project, go to Connect the Putnam Trail FB page https://www.facebook.com/PutnamTrail

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    • Michael Healy NY, NY
      • 12 days ago

      Because getting to the paved portion of the trail in Westchester requires a circuitous route around Van Cortlandt Park which I, as a citizen of New York City, would very much like to bike through, not around!

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    • Mary Tryba RIVERSIDE, IL
      • 2 months ago

      this is a BASIC human need to protect other human beings.

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    • John McPartland NEW YORK, NY
      • 3 months ago

      the dirt floods

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    • Nancy Babbitt STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • 4 months ago

      I am an avid cyclist and support most pro-bike measures. This particular connection would make so many new trails easily accessible to riders.

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    • Richard Carter NEW YORK, NY
      • 6 months ago

      I love to ride bikes. I like to be safe when I ride. More bikes , less cars.

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