On February 13, NYC Parks broke ground on the Shoelace Park reconstruction project. W worked with NYC Parks to design the reconstruction, which will extend the Bronx River Greenway and provide the Bronx community with even more opportunities to walk, run, and bike along the only freshwater river in the city. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, City Council member Andy King, Community Board 12 Parks Committee Chair Ivan Borras, representatives from the NY State DOT, Bronx River Alliance Administrator Maggie Greenfield, and members of the community gathered to break ground. The reconstruction will repurpose the original roadbed of the Bronx River Parkway to create one mile of separated bicycle and pedestrian paths through Williamsbridge in the Bronx. The design of the new greenway includes several new entrances, a new bicycle lane, and improved pedestrian space with new furnishings. The permeability of the site will also be increased with new planting areas and bioswales. Read the NYC Parks press release here.
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