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Old 05-22-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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yesterday i was heading home from my local bike shop in Inwood and instead of crossing the Broadway Bridge into the Bronx (because the bridge is a bit to high up for my tastes using the walkway) i decided to use the University Heights bridge to go from W 207th street to Fordham Rd, because the bridge is lower and I did not have a problem with heights on that bridge. The area was rougher than the Broadway Bridge but i knew it would be

I then walked up the W Fordham hill (past Toyota dealer) into Sedgwick and down Bailey back to my area

It was about 5 PM and there were plenty of people around so there was no problem

I would like to use this bridge as an alternate but I wonder, any safety problems on this route after a certain period of time? Fordham Rd seemed OK and reasonably crowded, but Bailey was littered with broken glass and trash as you came down the hill, making me wonder who hangs there, seemed a bit desolate
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. I haven't heard of cyclists getting attacked. University Heights has changed for the better. I think you'll be fine.

If you're on Bailey the only sketchy part would be in and around the bailey houses (on W 193rd).
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