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MAY 5-6, 2022

WATCH RECORDED LIVESTREAM:
DAY 1             DAY 2

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, together with the NYC Greenways Coalition—a collective of 40+ greenway-aligned groups focused on completion and continual enhancement of an equitable greenway network in New York City—invite you to the NYC Greenways Summit to learn about greenways as vital public infrastructure and the need for comprehensive planning, implementation, and upkeep of a fully developed greenway network in NYC.

 

The NYC Greenways Summit will illustrate the potential for an equitable greenway network to increase mobility options, reduce emissions and improve climate resilience, introduce new open spaces, promote health and active lifestyles, and create new jobs and economic activity.

 

We’ll discuss the status of NYC’s conceptual 400-mile network, showcase greenway typologies, discuss planning and implementation challenges, legislative and policy needs, and lead on-greenway workshops and rides in the surrounding days of “Greenways Week.”

 

Speakers include elected officials and government leaders, community stakeholders and civically engaged New Yorkers, and professionals working to advance an equitable greenway network in NYC.

Interpretation available in Spanish and Mandarin for webinar participants.

 

2022 SUMMIT AGENDA

Day 1: Thursday, May 5

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Reception & Refreshment

ONGOING

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway User Study

Participate in research to learn who’s using the greenway, how it’s being used, and the user experience. 

1:00 - 1:45 PM

WELCOME: Opening Remarks from NYC Mayor Eric L. Adams
A Vision for Greenways in New York City’s Future

Introduction by Terri Carta, Executive Director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

2:00 - 3:15 PM

NYC Commissioners’ Panel

Sue Donoghue
NYC Parks Commissioner 

 

Andrew Kimball

NYC EDC President & CEO 

 

Ydanis Rodriguez

NYC DOT Commissioner

Moderator: Terri Carta

Executive Director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Advancing an Equitable Greenway Network in NYC

Giselle Guerrero
Steering Committee & Community Ride Leader, El Barrio Bikes; Community Planning Fellow, Fund for the City of New York

 

Hildalyn Colón Hernández
Director of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Los Deliveristas/ Workers Justice Project 

 

Joby Jacob, Ph.D.,
Co-Founder, Eastern Queens Greenway / Motor Parkway East; Associate Professor of Biology at LaGuardia Community College

 

Anna Kemeny
Steering Committee Coordinator & Community Ride Leader, El Barrio Bikes

 

Edmundo Martinez

Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team Co-Chair; Bike the Bronx; Lead Organizer, Bronx Cranksgiving

 

Chauncy Young
Harlem River Working Group


Moderator: John Surico
Professor + Advisor, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; Scholar in Residence, Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks

5:30 - 7:30 PM 

Greenways4NYC Happy Hour

Hosted by

With remarks by New York Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher and Senator Andrew Gounardes

Day 2: Friday, May 6

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

ONGOING

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway User Study

Participate in research to learn who’s using the greenway, how it’s being used, and the user experience. 

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Remarks by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Federal Infrastructure Funding for Greenways and Trails

Introduction by Terri Carta, Executive Director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Building Greenways Better, Faster, Smarter

Eli Dvorkin

Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future

Mike Lydon

Co-Founder and Principal, Street Plans

Tricia Martin

RLA, Associate Principal, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design 

Moderator: Lauren Micir

Associate, Urbanism + Planning, AECOM Metro New York

11:05 - 11:25 AM

NYC Greenways Master Plan

Council Member Carlina Rivera, NYC Council District 2

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Designing Greenways as Vital Public Infrastructure

Pinar Balci
Assistant Commissioner, NYC DEP

Elizabeth Hamby
Senior Director, Take Care New York, NYC DOHMH

Elijah Hutchinson
Vice President of Waterfronts, NYC EDC

Sarah Neilson
Chief of Policy and Long-Range Planning, NYC Parks

Ted Wright

Director of Bicycle and Greenway Programs, NYC DOT

 

Moderator: Kate Collignon

Partner, HR&A Advisors

12:30 - 12:45 PM

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch

GREENWAYS WEEK 2022 EVENTS

Saturday, April 30

ALL DAY

City Nature Challenge

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Storytime with the Brooklyn Public Library

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Sunday, May 1

ALL DAY

Five Boro Bike Tour

Citywide Event

Organizer: Bike New York

ALL DAY

City Nature Challenge

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

 

Tuesday, May 3

3:00 PM

The Greenway @ Chelsea Piers Workshop

Manhattan - Pier 59 Esplanade 

Organizer: CHEKPEDS

7:30 PM

Bay Ridge Weeknight Run

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway - American Vets Memorial Pier

Organizer: Ridge Runners

Thursday, May 5

12:00 - 5:00 PM

NYC Greenways Summit - Day 1

Virtual

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative & NYC Greenways Coalition

5:30 - 7:30 PM

#Greenways4NYC Happy Hour

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative & NYC Greenways Coalition

Friday, May 6

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

NYC Greenways Summit - Day 2

Virtual

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative & NYC Greenways Coalition

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Jane’s Walk: Naval Cemetery Landscape

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Saturday, May 7

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Secrets of the East Harlem Waterfront Tour

​Manhattan: 96 St.& East River Esplanade Waterfront

Organizer: Friends of the East River Esplanade

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Jane’s Walk: Naval Cemetery Landscape

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jane’s Walk: The QueensWay

Queens: Corner of Queens Blvd. & 71st-Continental Ave.

Organizer: Friends of the QueensWay

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

I Love My Park Day Cleanup at Canarsie Pier

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway - Canarsie Pier

Organizer: Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

11:00 AM

Harlem River Walk / Bike Ride

High Bridge - Bronx Entrance 

Organizer: Harlem River Working Group

11:00 AM

The Brown Bike Girl presents a Kite Day Bike Ride

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway - Shirley Chisholm State Park to Plumb Beach

Organizer: The Brown Bike Girl

11:00 AM

Southern Brooklyn Greenways Ride & Ribbon Cutting

​Brooklyn: Corner of 58th St. & 2nd Ave.to Lew Fidler Park

Organizer: Bike South Brooklyn & Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Summer Saturdays Celebration 2022 of Music and Fun at the Aycock Pavilion

Manhattan: East River Esplanade Waterfront Pavillon at E. 60th St.

Organizer: Friends of the East River Esplanade

Sunday, May 8

9:00 AM

Eastern Queens Greenway Ride

Queens: Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Unisphere to Joe Michaels’ Mile

Organizer: Eastern Queens Greenway

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Jane’s Walk: Naval Cemetery Landscape

Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn

Organizer: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

1:00 PM

Jane’s Walk: Waterfront in the ‘urban villages’ of New Brighton-St. George-Tompkinsville

Staten Island North Shore

Organizer: Transportation Alternatives - Staten Island

SPONSORS

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Additional program support for the NYC Greenways Coalition generously provided by:

The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund

The New York Community Trust


Richard Miller & Aviva Goldstein

Ted & Claudia Weissberg

Additional support for NYC Greenways Summit: