Envisioning A New Greenway

The idea for this greenway is practically an extension of today’s Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, but via Southern Queens instead. Between Highland Park and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway by Alley Pond Park, the path will use the open spaces on Conduit Boulevard and parallel the Belt and Cross Island Parkways.

Greenways are proven to be popular for locals and tourists alike! Our efforts will draw on models provided by other successful NYC greenway projects such as the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition, with inspiration from other popular greenways such as the Hudson River Greenway.

Connectivity & Access

Neighborhoods Reached

  • Cypress Hills
  • City Line
  • Ozone Park
  • South Ozone Park
  • South Jamaica
  • Rochdale
  • Laurelton
  • Cambria Heights
  • Queens Village
  • Bellaire

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • East New York
  • Lindenwood
  • Howard Beach
  • Springfield Gardens
  • Brookville
  • Rosedale

Points of Interest Reached

  • Aqueduct Racetrack & Resorts World Casino
  • JFK Airport (via Lefferts Blvd & free AirTrain)
  • Belmont Park
  • Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Parks & Other Greenways Connected

  • Highland Park
  • City Line Park
  • Tudor Park
  • Vito Locasio Field
  • Jamaica Bay Greenway
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • Brookville Park
  • Alley Pond Park at Alley Athletic Playground & Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

How SQGW could look like

Below are examples of cross sectional diagrams of the trail taken directly from the 2000 proposal. Click to view larger versions.

Proposed use of the greenway’s open space
On-street shared bicycle route
Additional on-street bike route configurations