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Battery Bikeway and Perimeter

New York City

The goal of the Battery Bikeway Perimeter was to invite city life into the Park while creating the feeling of entering a different kind of space. Continuing the Route 9A Greenway, the landscape links the Hudson River Park Bikeway to the East River Esplanade along Battery Place and State Street. Bands of planting separate... Continue Reading

The goal of the Battery Bikeway Perimeter was to invite city life into the Park while creating the feeling of entering a different kind of space. Continuing the Route 9A Greenway, the landscape links the Hudson River Park Bikeway to the East River Esplanade along Battery Place and State Street. Bands of planting separate pedestrian walks from bikeways without limiting visibility. Park entrances are relocated to align with city streets, announced by dramatic lighting which provides striking wayfinding corridors at night. A low granite wall acts as a permeable boundary between park and city while offering seating for rest and recreation. Monuments commemorating the history of the neighborhood are relocated to a newly-detailed urban corridor—a Heroes’ Walk along the edge of the park. A respite within its urban environment, the Battery Bikeway Perimeter offers perennial gardens and a sylvan canopy for riders and pedestrians to enjoy.