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The NYC Greenways Coalition is a collective of greenway-aligned groups focused on completion and continual enhancement of an equitable greenway network in New York City. The Coalition engages diverse stakeholders, public agencies, and elected officials in the need for comprehensive planning and investment in the timely implementation of greenways as safe inclusive facilities for active transportation and recreation, neighborhood open space and improved access to parks, increased resilience and ecosystem services, and community cohesion and placemaking. 


The Coalition was formed in March 2021 when Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) convened dozens of groups in support of a request to 

NYC's Congressional Delegation to dedicate federal investment toward completion of the five-Borough greenway system as part of the Biden Administration's planned infrastructure and pandemic recovery bills. In the midst of the pandemic bike boom, open space renaissance, and national discussion about equitable infrastructure and investments, support for greenways as multi-use multi-benefit systems is stronger than ever. However, to realize the full potential of a citywide greenway network the NYC agencies that plan, design, build, and maintain greenways need to employ a more comprehensive, collaborative, citywide approach to delivery of greenways across the five Boroughs. The Coalition works to advance this vision. 


Bike New York

Bike South Brooklyn

Blissville Greenway

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality

Bronx Cranksgiving

Bronx River Alliance

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Center for an Urban Future

City Parks Foundation


Community Greenways Collaborative

Concrete Friends

East Coast Greenway Alliance

Eastern Queens Greenway

El Barrio Bikes

Families for Safe Streets

Five Borough Bike Club

Friends of the East River Esplanade

Friends of the Hudson River Greenway

Friends of the Hutchinson River Greenway

GAIA Institute

Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Guardians of Flushing Bay

Harbor Ring

Harlem River Working Group

Hudson River Greenway Facebook Group

Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

Motor Parkway East

National Parks Conservation Association

Natural Areas Conservancy

New Yorkers for Parks

North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

Open Plans

Parks & Trails New York

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Regional Plan Association


RETI Center

Riverside Park Conservancy


Street Plans


The Leaf Island Team

Transportation Alternatives

Trust for Public Land

Untapped New York

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

Waterfront Alliance

Interested in joining this movement as a Coalition partner?
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