There is something most people are not aware of regarding Manhattan, which is that a waterfront greenway surrounds it. This recreational space ringing the island is known as the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. 32 miles in length, It consists of three sections:
New York City has become a safer place for a cyclist than it was only ten years ago. Nonetheless, in 2017 27 cyclists were killed, and 4,485 sustained severe injuries in crashes on the streets of the Big Apple. With nearly 1,500,000 adult cyclists in the city, 27 deaths may seem statistically negligible. However, when it comes to life and death, safety in my mind is paramount. Recreational bike riders should stick to the greenways and other parks around the city. With so much space dedicated to safe cycling, there is no need to put yourself in harm's way on the heavily congested city streets.
With bike sharing kiosk all around town, it is easier than ever to jump on a bike in Battery Park and enjoy a three-hour ride up to the George Washington Bridge and Back. You can then feed your appetite at one of the concessions and head home relaxed and exhilarated by the beauty of the Hudson River.
Even if you are not an avid bicyclist, or perhaps it has been years since you’ve touched a bicycle, I recommend that you take a day to experience one of New York City’s greenways. If you don’t want to ride, you can jog, or stroll as far as you like. The choice is yours. I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as I do.
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