Friday, May 2, 2008

Visioning a Greenway

Well after seeing what Minneapolis did to its old train tracks it got me thinking about the rail line that runs through Brooklyn and Queens that is the old Bayridge LIRR line. Old NYC has some great pictures of the line. Here are just a few:







The question is what would be the best use of this line. Would it make for a great bike and pedestrian trail, Light rail Line, Bus Line, Nature trail, or some combination? It seems that the possibilities are endless and with the right support and infrastructure this old rail line can be a new great urban space. The highline part II.

1 comment:

Abe said...

These things would be awesome as bike trails and there is certainly precedent for it. In terms of what's good for NY though Bus Rapid Transit is probably the answer.