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Old 06-03-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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perhaps Westbury/NYC poster knows this i think i once communicated with him about biking. When you reach Allerton Avenue on the Mosholu Pkwy extension of the Bronx greenway and you want to continue onto the Pelham Pkwy bike lane, where do you go? Do you go south on Bx park E and it eventually becomes the bike lane on Pelham Pkwy? or do you just take one of the side avenues(Olinville, Barker etc) into the bike lane onto PP north?

maybe Bluedog knows as he lives in the area? I have ventured as far as Southern Blvd and the NYBG but have not gone any further

also does anyone know if the height of the bridge over the Hutch RIver that links the Bronx mainland to Pelham Bay park is any higher than the Univ Hts bridge? I ask because i have no problem with the height of the Univ Hts bridge but the Broadway Bridge is too high for me to ride in the walkers path, causing me vertigo and panic attacks(I ride with the cars in the car lanes making it a bit treacherous)

I would hate to come all the way rom Riverdale only to have to turn back because the bridge was too high!! my dream trip is to go from Riverdale to City Island or even the GLen Island Casino on the Bx greenway
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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There is an "official" segment of the bikeway in the section of Bronx Park between Bronx Park East and The Bronx River Parkway and it is marked.There are playgrounds,a little league ball field and an entrance to the Botanical Garden there( at Waring Ave) and the bike path winds through .It will take you South to the intersection of Bronx Park East and Pelham Parkway North where you will make a left and head East. You could also ride along Bronx Park East itself as it is pretty quiet.Only local residents seem to use that section because it dead ends at an entrance to The Bronx River Parkway at Pelham Parkway that nobody uses.There is almost no traffic.

You will have to dismount when you get to the intersection of Boston Road,Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road.It's crazy busy there for a few blocks with all the traffic,the el and many bus stops going everywhere.Once you walk under the el to the East side of White Plains Road you can get back on your bike and the path.

There will be no problem for you going over the Hutch because you might not even know you are going over it.The "bridge" is at street level( no rise at all) and there are walls on either side so you can't even see the Hutch.There is no sense that you are going over a bridge at all.

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Old 06-03-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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are you referring to the Hutch RP drawbridge that carries traffic over the Hutchinson River Pkwy by Co-Op City/Bay Plz or are you referring to the road that is Pelham Pkwy that carries traffic over to City island and orchard beach and has a bridge that connects the mainland with Pelham bay park(which is south of the Hutch you speak of)?

the latter has the bike path on it which is the one i refer to. I am curious s to it's height

now, if you mean the Hutch drawbridge having a bike lane on it for me to reach City Isl/Pelham Bridge rd. that's good to know too. feel free to elaborate because I know nothing about it and would like to know if i can use it

but as for now i assume i simply stay on Pelham Pkwy and go over the drawbridge that connects the mainland with PBP, that is the bridge i ask about
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Bluedog is right. When I head toward VCT, i go thru bronx park, but on the way back i take Bronx park east(downhill). Leads to the Pelham Parkway path just like Bluedog said.

You can then go all the way east, eventually the bike lane goes to the sothside of the street, go over a level bridge, and you can go south on the Hutch greenway or keepeast, with a trail going up to the pelham bay 6 area or keep going east OVER the hutch RP(level) then UNDER 95, and its a straight shot to the Shore road trail, which you can then take north to Orchard Beach/City island(there is a drawbridge but its level as well)
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Pelham Parkway actually crosses over the Hutch a little before it crosses 95.The intersection I am talking about is almost due South of Wickham Ave and due North of Mayflower Ave.

The bridge that goes over the inlet in Pelham Bay Park is also very low but you can see the water.Then you have the draw bridge to City Island.

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...,0.027595&z=15

Wickham Ave,bronx - Google Maps
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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for the info guys. now, the only thing holding me back is my lack of knowledge of changing a flat and my recent Diabetes condition(glucose can drop quickly but i carry glucose gel) and tendency to become dehydrated because i am on 2 diuretics(water bottle on bike not that big)

i have the enthusiasm to do this trip but given my tendency to get a drop in glucose (happened on the G Concourse and 198th 2 years ago had to go to a bodega and get juice) and dehydration such a big trip may not be realistic

but the weather has been so nice i was thinking of taking the chance anyway...

what i also wanted to do was to take Bx Park E to Bronxdale Ave, Bxdale to Castle Hill Ave and go all the way to the end of the sound, that might be a better alternative since there are more shops and places to get water and juice in the event of an emergency

would Castle Hill Ave be dangerous for a biker during the day (in terms of gangs looking to commit crimes?)
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Default Westbury to Bronx NYC

are you familiar with the greenway just over the city line in Yonkers? I had a question about that.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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for the info guys. now, the only thing holding me back is my lack of knowledge of changing a flat and my recent Diabetes condition(glucose can drop quickly but i carry glucose gel) and tendency to become dehydrated because i am on 2 diuretics(water bottle on bike not that big)

i have the enthusiasm to do this trip but given my tendency to get a drop in glucose (happened on the G Concourse and 198th 2 years ago had to go to a bodega and get juice) and dehydration such a big trip may not be realistic

but the weather has been so nice i was thinking of taking the chance anyway...

what i also wanted to do was to take Bx Park E to Bronxdale Ave, Bxdale to Castle Hill Ave and go all the way to the end of the sound, that might be a better alternative since there are more shops and places to get water and juice in the event of an emergency

would Castle Hill Ave be dangerous for a biker during the day (in terms of gangs looking to commit crimes?)
There are plenty of delis and bodegas on many of the cross streets along the Pelham Parkway route and on the streets that run paralell to the parkway.The only place where you might be more than 4 or 5 blocks from a store is the last leg when you are in Pelham Bay Park but's not more than a mile or so.

The City Island trip sounds way more pleasant than the other one.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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are you familiar with the greenway just over the city line in Yonkers? I had a question about that.
U mean the trail thru Van Cortland?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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You guys are great.

What do you think of Anthony Weiner's comment that went something like:
"If I were mayor the first thing I would do is close all the bike paths in the City."

Did that infuriate YOU as much as it did ME?
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