The first phase of a bike and pedestrian trail that will connect waterfront parks in western Queens is slated to be completed this fall.
The 10.6-mile Queens East River and North Shore Greenway will eventually run from Long Island City to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The first phase will link Queensbridge Park, in Long Island City, to Ralph Demarco Park in Astoria.
“It’s an opportunity for people that want to take advantage of cycling around the city,” Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said Thursday. “It just makes our whole city [more] user-friendly.”
The greenway will eventually connect to the path over the Pulaski Bridge, which links Queens and Brooklyn.
Construction is already finished in Queensbridge Park and is underway in Rainey Park, Ralph Demarco Park and Hallets Cove Playground. Work is set to begin in Astoria Park by mid-summer, Lewandowski said.
When completed, there will be new pavement, benches and landscaped areas for