When completed, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway will be a 14-mile long recreational and transportation path that runs from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. It will connect 4 regional parks and numerous open spaces on Brooklyn’s waterfront . But first….
…the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative needs your letters of support to help make their vision of a greenway become reality.
Here’s what you do:
1- Copy and paste this form letter into MS Word.
2- Add your full name and mailing address to the bottom of the letter, then print & sign.
3- Mail, fax or email back to the folks at BGI:
mail: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, 145 Columbia Street, 11231
What not to do:
1- Please DO NOT send directly to NYS DOT, as these letters need to be attached to their funding application package.
Letters must be received at BGI by Friday, June 20th.
Form letter text:
Astrid C. Glynn
New York State Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232
Dear Commissioner Glynn:
I am writing to request your approval of the application to the TEP program from NYC Department of Transportation for funding the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This project will create a Class I bike/ped facility that will be a valued route in these waterfront areas that have little transit service. It will also take cyclists out of the street along the waterfront truck route. The greenway will include separate paths for bikes and pedestrians and continuous landscaping. It is part of the new opening up of waterfront access that has been long awaited by communities from Red Hook to Greenpoint.
The surrounding communities have been advocating and planning for this greenway segment since 1998. Their efforts have been supported by federal and state funding and New York City Government.
Please determine favorably to provide the funding needed to construct it.
(full name and contact info)
To learn more about the greenway, visit http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/