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Bike path along Belt Parkway rebuilt East of Plumb Beach

Three years ago, the City repaired a 450 foot length of bike path, to the West of the Plumb Beach parking lot, damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn during 10/2012, and other prior storms.

It was recently discovered this month, 3/2018, that an even longer portion of the bike path to the East of the parking lot had been rebuilt, including a new, much wider, safer bridge for cycling, and pedestrian use.

As of last 9/2017, there was a makeshift fenced in detour on the Belt Parkway itself, for cyclist and pedestrian use, so these improvements come as welcome news.

High capacity bike/pedestrian bridge over Gerritsen Inlet

High capacity bike/pedestrian bridge over Gerritsen Inlet

High protective fence along scenic view of Jamaica Bay

High protective fence along scenic view of Jamaica Bay

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An open protected road for cyclists and pedestrians leading to the Rockaways

Below is an image showing most of the bike and pedestrian path that was rebuilt, taken from Google Maps

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The funding for earlier projects appears to come from both Federal sources, Army Corps of Engineers, and NYC Parks according to this 9/2013 video.

There is no mention of the involvement of the 46 district, currently led by Council Member Alan Maisel.

The photos above taken right after a snowstorm, give promise, that it will be a pleasant bike ride to the beach, for years to come.

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