The Bronx River Alliance is pleased to announce the $2.5 million award for Bronx River Greenway Shoelace Link project funded by the Federal Highway Administration. With $650,000 in matching funds from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the New York City Council, the total project budget comes to $3.25 million. This funding is a crucial element in helping us achieve the community vision laid out in the Shoelace Park Master Plan.
This project is one of 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects in New York State recently announced by Governor Cuomo.
We express our gratitude to federal, state and local elected officials and NYC Parks & Recreation for supporting the Bronx River Greenway Shoelace Link project, as well as the Altman Foundation for its long-standing support of the Bronx River Alliance’s greenway program.
The Bronx River Greenway Shoelace Link will enhance pedestrian and bicycle circulation for a 1.2-mile link in the Bronx River Greenway, will improve stormwater management from the adjacent roadways to reduce pollution in the Bronx River, and will commemorate the historic route in the Bronx of the Bronx River Parkway, America’s first public parkway designed explicitly for automobile use.