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Old 04-24-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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Question?

Can I bike from 59th St along the East River Greenway, over the Wards Island Bridge, to Randall's Island Park without leaving the Greenway? Are there any incomplete sections? Areas to worry about (Like steps)? Or anything at all to be concerned about?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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Would steps really worry or concern you? This city doesn't need to be nerf'd over in such a way for some bikers. Suck it up...
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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If you have nothing productive to say, why even reply?

Anyway, I think there is at least one staircase and the path is a bit narrow at times since it's shared with pedestrians. There is a ramp alongside the staircase so you can wheel your bike up it though.

As always, the city is a work in progress and I'm sure the east side will be as good as the west a decade or two from now.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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If you have nothing productive to say, why even reply?

Nah, as a biker, I'm gonna go ahead and voice my opinion on a biking thread.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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If you have nothing productive to say, why even reply?

Anyway, I think there is at least one staircase and the path is a bit narrow at times since it's shared with pedestrians. There is a ramp alongside the staircase so you can wheel your bike up it though.

As always, the city is a work in progress and I'm sure the east side will be as good as the west a decade or two from now.
There are also parts of the Greenway that have been washed into the East River so there are some parts that are impassable without getting off and walking. Around the HSS the path narrows to a point where it is really like a single lane bridge. The staircase is at 79th Street just before you get to Carl Schultz Park.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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If you have nothing productive to say, why even reply?

Anyway, I think there is at least one staircase and the path is a bit narrow at times since it's shared with pedestrians. There is a ramp alongside the staircase so you can wheel your bike up it though.

As always, the city is a work in progress and I'm sure the east side will be as good as the west a decade or two from now.
Thanks for the heads up. I noticed the ramp alongside the staircase today. Anyone know if there is a plan in the works to add a bikeable ramp?

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There are also parts of the Greenway that have been washed into the East River so there are some parts that are impassable without getting off and walking. Around the HSS the path narrows to a point where it is really like a single lane bridge. The staircase is at 79th Street just before you get to Carl Schultz Park.
Thanks. From E 59th St to the Wards Island Bridge I only had to dismount once. At the stairs on E 79th St. Path was wide enough to ride throughout.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:28 AM
 
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Correction: Steps are at E 81st St, not E 79th St.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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North of the the low 80's it's clear sailing. But I have to push the bike up the ramp onto the bridge...it's either that or a hernia.

Watch out for runners and fishermen so you cannot really get up much speed.
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