EVENT: Walk the Conduit II and Cleanup Conduit @ Tudor Park

Dear Friends of Southern Queens Greenway,

Mark your calendars! There are two opportunities to come out and get involved with the Southern Queens Greenway. After a successful walk in August (see our photos here) we’ll have our second Walk the Conduit on Saturday, September 19th. Same place and same time. Remember to bring good walking shoes, plenty of water and, of course, a friend!

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On Saturday, October 24th, at 9am Southern Queens Greenway and friends will host a neighborhood cleanup at Tudor Park. Get ready to clean up some trash with awesome people. It’ll be a great event and we’ll have a little party afterwards to celebrate all of our hard work. Parent supervision is required for participants under 18 years old. If you know anyone who would like to get their hands dirty and wants to do some community service before Halloween this is a great opportunity. If you are from an organization or business that would like to partner up or would like to donate please use the Contact Us page to reach us.

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Cleanup Conduit at Tudor

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Laurelton Greenway (existing)

Happy holidays! Today I  finally got some pictures of the existing Laurelton Greenway that begins at North Conduit Avenue and ends at Merrick Boulevard. Please note that the forecast was cloudy. I took the majority of these while riding. Not a soul could be seen using the Greenway due to the season and low temperatures. I expect the trail will get used more when all segments are connected and maintained. Enjoy!

Part 1: Crossing Brookville Blvd to reach the Trail

From Francis Lewis Boulevard to North Conduit Avenue. Note the large street intersection. Not an easy crossing. Picture with Long Island Rail Road Far Rockaway Branch shows the direction of Brookville Park and the Greenway trail that extends South. Last picture shows the white borders where Greenway trail would connect from the Belt Parkway segment.

 

 

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Part 2: First leg of the trip Watch out for the little stub at the entrance. It can cause nasty accidents for pedestrians or cyclists if visibility is low or leaves are covering it. Notes from pictures. Lots of leaves. In any season fallen leaves present a slipping hazard. Worth mentioning the Laurelton has no light aside from the Parkway headlamps. Signage and light are two foreseeable problems. Would strongly recommend adding lights and call boxes to give female riders more confidence to use the path. Last picture shows the entrance and exit ramp to Parkway. Drivers need signs need to be alert when exiting or entering since there are no indicators of a trail.

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Part 3: Where the Sidewalk Ends Trail continues north. It is unmarked, blocked and has clearly deteriorated. The completed Southern Queens Greenway will address this hitch.

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Welcome to the Southern Queens Greenway

Welcome to the campaign aimed at extending NYC’s existing Greenway network into South and East Queens.  Today only a small fraction of the Greenway from the original 1993 and 2000 DOT and DCP Master Plans can be seen along Laurelton Parkway and Joe Michael’s Mile. Our goal is to bridge the areas along the Belt Parkway from Forest Park to the Cross Island Parkway with a Greenway to  complete the southern section of the original circle

 

Brief NYC Greenway History – For a more comprehensive look at the Master plan history

Coalition Partners – A comprehensive list of our existing partners

Contact – Interested in collaborating on the project? Fill out the form provided

Envisioning South Queens with a Greenway – Explore the positives. How communities will benefit from the Greenway

The Plan – Step by Step process of the Greenway project