Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million in Funding to Support New Pedestrian and Bicycle Path on Manhattan’s West Side
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $5 million in funding has been awarded to Hudson River Park Trust for construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle path along Route 9A from West 57th Street to West 59th in Manhattan, enhancing safety and access while contributing to the creation of a seamless link in the Empire State Trail between Pier 97 and Riverside Park. The new section of the path will be built on piles over the Hudson River.
“In line with the ambitious goals we have set for a greener, cleaner future, we are investing in sustainable infrastructure to support economic growth and encourage the use emissions-free transportation options,” Governor Cuomo said. “The pedestrian and bicycle access improvements along the busy Route 9A corridor will make commutes and recreation more enjoyable for both the local community and thousands of visitors.”
The project is funded from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, which supports the construction of new, multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new Americans with Disabilities Act accessible sidewalks, improved access to public transportation and enhanced roadway safety.