Battery Park City: Brilliant for Biking

Battery Park City has been named one of the "Top 5 NYC Neighborhoods for Bikers"!

We've noted before how well-suited the area is for biking. And now StreetEasy has made it official!

"StreetEasy set out to determine which neighborhoods are best for bikers – both to live in and bike through. We crunched numbers from the Department of Transportation, Citi Bike, Mapzen and StreetEasy’s own building and listing database. In order to hone in on the best neighborhoods for cycling in the city, we filtered for areas that had easy access to major parks and greenways, a high density of bike paths, a high density of Citi Bike docks, fast and easy access to other neighborhoods and a high density of buildings and listings with bike storage."

Battery Park City is #3, and the list remarks on the area's 6.44 miles of bike lane and park access (Hudson River Greenway; Battery Park City Esplanade) and addresses a few Battery Park City advantages.

Including that:

  • "bucolic pockets where kids can easily play outside and the side streets are relatively calm."
  • BPC’s greenway "offers a scenic ride with views of the stunning new World Trade Center transportation hub as well as sunset views of the harbor.
  • "Getting to areas around BPC is also relatively conducive to bikers, with nearly 3,000 acres accessible via 15-minute bike commute from the center of the neighborhood."

Citi Bike on Hudson Greenway (via Citibike's Instagram: @citibike )

(Citi Bike on Hudson Greenway. Via Citibike's Instagram: @citibike )

Read more on StreetEasy.