The historic $7.25 million federal grant will fund planning efforts for greenway expansion in communities that lack access to affordable transportation.
The funding comes from a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant and will be used to develop a comprehensive vision plan to fill critical gaps in the city’s greenway network, improve cyclist and pedestrian safety with improved infrastructure, and enhance quality of life with green transportation options and greater waterfront access.
Senator Chuck Schumer shared the historic funding milestone in a tweet:
Big News for NYC:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 10, 2022
We secured $7.25 million in funding from @USDOT to expand New York City's majestic greenway system!
I love riding my bike down the waterfront, and I am excited to bring greenways to communities that deserve them all across NYC. https://t.co/K5RHG12Czf