I almost fell off my chair when I heard about the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Route. When completed, this will be a 14-mile path that hugs much of the waterfront, connecting several neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. After several years of planning, the project got some critical funding in 2008 and work has begun. You can look at a pretty fabulous interactive map of the slated route here. Many stretches of bike lane already exist in parts of the route, but this will be an over-arching plan to connect them. This is a mighty development for Brooklyn, which is dangerous and awkward to traverse from North to South, and another piece in the puzzle of NYC’s long-term plan to make the city more bike-friendly. Oh, and touché, Manhattan Greenway!