We want pedestrian and bicycle pathways on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge!

Built in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was constructed without pedestrian or bicycle pathways, despite the public’s desire for that access. As a result, you can only cross the VNB under your own power twice a year - during the New York City Marathon and the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. A multi-use pathway would finally link Brooklyn and Staten Island by foot and by bike, and would benefit the health, emergency access, and economic viability of the neighboring communities.

In December 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began a feasibility study on installing pedestrian and bicycling pathways on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In 2015, the MTA confirmed that the VNB can structurally support the addition of these paths. The final results of their study are expected to be released sometime in 2017.

We are calling for the construction of pedestrian and bicycle pathways on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Together we can advocate for a completed Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that everyone can use and enjoy!

This petition will be delivered to
Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Marty Golden, State Senator Diane Savino
Built in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was constructed without pedestrian or bicycle pathways, despite the public’s desire for that access. As a result, you can only cross the VNB under your own power twice a year - during the New York City Marathon and the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. A multi-use pathway would finally link Brooklyn and Staten Island by foot and by bike, and would benefit the health, emergency access, and economic viability of the neighboring communities.

In December 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began a feasibility study on installing pedestrian and bicycling pathways on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In 2015, the MTA confirmed that the VNB can structurally support the addition of these paths. The final results of their study are expected to be released sometime in 2016.

We are calling for the construction of pedestrian and bicycle pathways on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Together we can advocate for a completed Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that everyone can use and enjoy!
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