Connect the Putnam Trail
The Putnam Trail will be a greenway that will run from Van Cortlandt Park's northern border to West 230 Street (a block from Broadway). It will accommodate cyclists, walkers, runners, skaters and those wheelchair bound.
This trail once renovated will connect the Bronx greenway system to the South County Trail in Westchester. It will also connect to Manhattan's Hudson River Greenway via the East Coast Greenway on-street bike route.
In the future, there are plans to connect this trail to the proposed Harlem River Greenway which will run down the waterfront into the South Bronx. This trail will provide opportunities for healthy outdoor activity to more people immediately.
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A lack of transparency in the decision-making process to move the plant to the Bronx, that there is no living wage job guarantee, Fresh Direct does not accept food stamps and the development will get in the way of the planned Harlem River Greenway’s connection to Randall’s Island, which, according to Gothamist, already has federal fund allocations.
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Bronx Activists Say Do Right or You Can't Have Our Armory.
(excerpts taken from Norwood News, April 6, by Alex Kratz)
"on Wednesday, March 21, the day before the deadline for developers’ submissions, the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance (KARA), a group that includes the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, staged a candlelight vigil"
"In addition to demanding their voice be heard in the development process, the rally served as a platform for KARA, which also includes dozens of clergy and church groups as well as the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), to outline a list of community benefits that they believe should be part of any winning Armory proposal."
"The group considered the front-runner is billing itself as the Kingsbridge National Ice Center and is made up of a several private investors"
"The other group being vocal about its interest in the Armory is a partnership between the National Cycling Association and the New York Gauchos youth basketball program calling itself The Armory Sports and Entertainment. Their plan would be built around a velodrome for bike racing and includes a 5,000-seat sports arena, professional basketball courts, rock climbing walls, a skate park, a “hostel-style” hotel for visiting sports teams, a sports medicine clinic and a wellness center."
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Click here TA's Bronx Volunteer Committee is open to everyone who has an interest in biking, walking, and public transit in The Bronx. We will be having monthly meetings starting in May 2012.
The Bronx bike community needs your help to promote biking in our beautiful borough. Some suggestions: