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New Springville Greenway

Staten Island, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

In October 2015, a new $9.8 million path for bicyclists and pedestrians was opened by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in place of the previous worn-down path. The 3.2-mile-long, 12-foot-wide path meanders through the area's urban landscape, along arterial highways, over streams and wetlands, through forested areas and past neighboring homes and businesses. Located along the eastern edge of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and Freshkills Park, it provides connectivity of the Staten Island bikeway/greenbelt from New Springville to the western edge of LaTourette Park.

HAKS' multidisciplinary involvement began in 2011 with comprehensive engineering design of the path, new structures and associated design elements. We also carried out site investigation, land surveying, geotechnical engineering and environmental permitting and provided REI services.

Design included retrofit of the multi-span Richmond Avenue Bridge over Richmond Creek to accommodate bicycle traffic, a new single-span steel multi-girder pedestrian bridge over a collector stream and a new steel overlook structure. Since sustainability in terms of future maintenance was a concern, HAKS provided least-cost maintenance alternatives that included Best Management Practices for site stormwater collection and discharge and water pollution prevention plans for wetlands. As permitting agent, we coordinated with agencies for drainage, utilities and tidal wetlands.