The Kissena Way project will build a continuous, protected trail from Bayside to Flushing Meadows / Corona Park. With connections to the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Alley Edge, Northern Connector, Joe Michaels Mile, and the Motor Parkway East projects, the entire route will give a safe path for walkers, joggers, and cyclists across Queens to the east, west, and north. This series of trails is called the Eastern Queens Greenway and building their networks is the reason our group was founded.
This would allow families and kids to avoid busy streets like Main Street, College Point Boulevard, and Booth Memorial Avenue. Parts of this trail already exist through Peck Park, Kissena Park and Kissena Corridor Park, but these segments do not have family safe connections. Please help us show there is community support for this project by signing our petition to have it built:
Plans to link these parks are not new. In the 1970s, a series of infrastructure improvements, known as the “Philadephia Master Plan,” were proposed, though never enacted. In 1988, blueprints were drawn up for The Kissena Walk, a meandering path for walkers, runners and cyclists stretching from Main Street to Kissena Boulevard. In this plan a wide main path is complemented by several smaller paths for pedestrian flow throughout the park. Building The Kissena Walk would have made Kissena Corridor Park safer and more accessible for residents of Flushing and the people who work and travel through the neighborhood.
We hope you will help us build the Kissena Way, a long overdue route to connect our neighborhoods in Eastern Queens.