There are many areas where the original Long Island Motor Parkway alignment is no longer available for development, either due to private parcel ownership/development, physical barriers that have been built over the years, unauthorized encroachments, etc. As such, alternative alignments for the trail were evaluated in certain areas only where there were several options.
In order to select a preferred Trail Alignment for those areas several Evaluation Criteria were identified and a higher value was given to those characteristics that were preferable. While all of the items listed are important to consider, the Working Group identified some items as having a higher relative importance and therefore weighted those aspects with the multiplier indicated.
The maps linked below illustrate this process as well as the Evaluation Results. This process was used to identify the best trail alignment for each area and that alignment is represented on the final Motor Parkway Trail plans.
Trail Alternative – Carriage Road and Sugar Maple Drive (Adobe PDF, 0.4MB)
Trail Alternative – Wheatley Hills Golf Course and North East of Bethpage State Park (Adobe PDF, 0.2MB)
Trail Alternative – Garden City (north of the LIRR tracks and South of the LIRR tracks) (Adobe PDF, 0.3MB)
Trail Alternative – Stewart Avenue (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB)
Trail Alternative – Levittown (Adobe PDF, 0.5MB)