QueensWay Project

The Trust for Public Land is working with Friends of the QueensWay, community members, and the City and State of New York to create the QueensWay.

The QueensWay will transform a 3.5-mile stretch of long-abandoned rail line into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting the communities of Rego Park, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Glendale, Woodhaven, and Ozone Park. The project will provide much-needed public green space, recreation areas, opportunities for safe alternative commuting, and community spaces to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens.

In October 2014, we completed a feasibility study and plan for the QueensWay, funded by the Governor's Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), N.Y. State Parks, and the City's Department of Environmental Protection. Since then, we have received an additional REDC grant, toward design of a first section of the QueensWay.

For more information, and to see the plan, visit thequeensway.org. To support our efforts, donate online here.

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