New York City bicycling enthusiasts have for years dreamed of creating a “harbor ring” that would link parts of New York and parts of New Jersey with an interconnected bike path. So far, there is a way to bike through Manhattan, Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne and Staten Island, but the trail runs dead at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Recently, we reported on a petition that would seek to turn allow bike access on the Verrazano and now the MTA has responded that some day in the future they might allow for a bike path on the bridge, according to a report by SI Live.
The petition at harborring.org hopes to link their 50-mile bike path on the year of the Verrazano’s 50th anniversary coming up in 2014. While there are no plans to develop a path anytime soon, MTA spokesperson Judi Glave said that a study will be conducted on the proposed plan.
“The inclusion of a bicycle/pedestrian path at the Verrazano-Narrows is not part of the current capital plan,” SI Live reported Glave saying. “A feasibility study, addressing a host of issues including cost, structural issues, operational issues and impact on the surrounding neighborhoods would have to be conducted.”