FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The Department of Transportation is rolling out a shared bike and pedestrian lane in front of the Battery Maritime Building, filling a missing link in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, the agency said.
The DOT plans to paint a curb extension this month in front of the more-than-100-year-old 10 South St. building, which serves as the terminal for the free ferry to Governors Island, said DOT project manager Preston Johnson during a recent Community Board 1 presentation.
An extended, demarcated sidewalk in front the building will improve safety for pedestrians and bikers as they walk along the street, often in a busy traffic lane for cars headed to the FDR Drive.
“What we want to do is provide them (bikers and pedestrians) with a safer path,” Preston said.
The bike path is slated to be complete in October, Preston said.
The Battery Maritime Building is set to eventually be converted to a hotel.