From railway to subway to greenway, the Upper West Side is the keeper of key infrastructural components that help New Yorkers stay in motion. Join transportation planner and Upper West Sider Josef Szende for a tour of sites and structures that are part of the history of the Hudson River Railroad and the IRT subway. Also learn about the history of some of New York City’s most advanced bicycling infrastructure, including the Hudson River Greenway and the Columbus Avenue bike lane.
Josef Szende earned his master’s degree in urban planning (with a focus on transportation) at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and his B.A. in geography from the University of Toronto. He is currently the Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, and is also an avid Transportation Alternatives volunteer.
Bicycle tour will be approximately 10 miles in length and will in part take place in NYC streets. Bicycle rentals will be available prior to the tour. For more information, please call us at 212-496-8110 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Lead image is 2012 US Bicycling Forever Stamps)