|Proposed Motor Parkway Trail
Proposed Motor Parkway Trail (Click image to view high-resolution Adobe PDF file)
Several things make up a trail corridor such as the pavement, signage, and special features. The Motor Parkway Trail will include the many elements which are illustrated on the plans linked below.
Click to open Segment A map (Adobe PDF, 2.1MB)
The Motor Parkway Trail will begin at the west near the Queens border at Lakeville Road north of the Northern State Parkway. Traveling east the Trail will follow the existing path along the southern border of the Great Neck Schools. New trail is proposed further east to follow the original LIMP alignment until it reaches Northern State Parkway and then it will turn north to follow the edge of the Parkway and then proceed along Hollow Lane. The trail heads south on New Hyde Park Road until it reaches the original LIMP alignment and follow this alignment east until Shelter Rock Road. After crossing Shelter Rock Road, the trail continues east behind existing residences along the original LIMP alignment until it reaches Herrick’s School Property.
Click to open Segment B map (Adobe PDF, 2.5MB)
At Herrick’s High School a spur trail is proposed to connect to the HS building. The Motor Parkway Trail will head east for only one block along Willets Road before turning south on Reed Drive, heading south again on Old Searingtown Road and then west along Searingtown Road to cross at the traffic signal at the corner of Herricks Road. Here, the Trail will connect to a path proposed around an existing pond next to the Library. The Motor Parkway Trail will run east again along Searingtown Road and through the Library parking lot to connect on to William Street. The trail will head east on William Street and then north on Wentworth Avenue to connect east through Alberson Park and along Highway Drive. After crossing Willis Avenue the Trail will continue east along the Original LIMP alignment and connect to Williston Park just east of the LIRR tracks. A new crossing is proposed over the LIRR tracks to connect to the remnants of the original LIMP abutment that remain at the relative elevation to cross the tracks. Continuing east the Trail will move along a segment of pavements remnants of the original LIMP to then cross Roslyn Road. The Motor Parkway Trail will continue south along Roslyn Road and then east along East Williston Avenue connecting to the North Side School. Across from Wheatley Hills Golf Course, the Trail will head south along the original LIMP alignment and cross E. Jericho Turnpike. The Trail will then head south along the original LIMP alignment and then south on Donna Lane to cross Raff Avenue. The Trail will continue south along the original LIMP alignment.
Click to open Segment C map (Adobe PDF, 2.8MB)
The Motor Parkway Trail will run south along the original LIMP alignment and cross Westbury Avenue. Continuing south along the original LIMP alignment the Trail connects to Wilson Park and Hampton Street School. South of the park the vision for the plan is for the Trail to continue south along the LIMP alignment and cross the LIRR tracks with a new bridge and head south to meet Old Country Road. However, in order to make this bold move to follow this alignment the trail must cross several privately owned parcels. While this seems to be a hurdle that cannot be overcome now, Nassau County hopes the future may present itself with options to meet this vision. An alternative route through this area has been identified from Wilson Park west on Liberty Avenue, south on Roslyn Road and turning east to meet Old Country Road. The Motor Parkway Trail will run east along Old Country Road and turn south to run along Clinton Road to meet the LIMP alignment at the original Motor Parkway Lodge. From here the Trail will follow this original alignment east to Roosevelt Field Mall area.
Click to open Segment D map (Adobe PDF, 2.3MB)
The Motor Parkway Trail will following the original LIMP alignment east to run along South Street at the southern edge of the Roosevelt Field Mall. Diverging from the original LIMP alignment, the Motor Parkway Trail will turn south with South Street to Stewart Avenue. Here, the Trail will follow the proposed Emerald Ribbon Pathway that runs south along Quentin Roosevelt Blvd and along the Charles Lindbergh Blvd. leading east to Merrick Avenue. After crossing the trails will head north along Merrick Avenue and Eisenhower Park.
Click to open Segment E map (Adobe PDF, 2.4MB)
The Motor Parkway Trail will head north along Merrick Avenue with the proposed Emerald Ribbon Pathway and turn east along Old Country Road. At Salisbury Park Drive the Motor Parkway Trail will follow the proposed Wantagh Parkway Trail. The trails will head south along Salisbury Park Drive as it curves to meet the original LIMP alignment east along the edge of Eisenhower Park to Carmen Avenue. At Carmen Avenue the trails will run on Salisbury Park Drive to meet the Wantagh Parkway.
Click to open Segment F map (Adobe PDF, 2.8MB)
West of Wantagh Parkway, the Motor Parkway Trail will follow the original LIMP alignment east along Salisbury Park Drive and head northeast on Carnation Road. Following the general alignment of the LIMP the Trail will head west on Orchid for one block and then north on Pintail Lane. The Motor Parkway Trail will move through a series of mostly open spaces heading east along the original LIMP alignment and past the site of the LIMP Grandstands. There are several parcels to cross that are owned, but undeveloped, by a single private developer. At Crocus Lane the Trail will continue east through the Laurel Lane school and north on Laurel Lane, east on Blacksmith Road and east on Cool Lane to cross Jerusalem Avenue. The Trail will go south on Jerusalem Avenue to go east at the town baseball field and along Polaris Drive which generally follows the original alignment of the LIMP.
Click to open Segment G map (Adobe PDF, 2.5MB)
From Polaris Drive the Motor Parkway Trail will head south on Solar Lane and east on Meridian Road. The Trail will head south on Neptune Lane to meet the original LIMP alignment that runs east along the LIPA easement. Utilizing this easement the Trail will continue east, cross N. Wantagh Avenue, Hicksville Road and then Stewart Avenue. The Trail will head north on Stewart Avenue just half-block to run east along Arthur Avenue and south again at Broadway. After crossing Broadway, the Motor Parkway Trail runs east following the original LIMP alignment and LIPA easement and turns to the north at the historic LIMP Deadman’s Curve. The Trail will pass along side Deadman’s Curve and then meet the original LIMP alignment again heading north to Central Avenue. The Trail will diverge from the LIMP alignment and run east on Central Avenue to meet the existing Bethpage Bikeway. The Motor Parkway Trail will follow the Bethpage Bikeway north and east through Bethpage State Park.
Click to open Segment H map (Adobe PDF, 2.1MB)
Having followed the existing Bethpage Bikeway, the Motor Parkway Trail will follow the proposed Bethpage Bikeway Expansion along the original LIMP alignment as it moves east through Bethpage State Park. The Motor Parkway Trail will diverge from the Bethpage Bikeway Expansion to move east on Schoolhouse Road. Then heading north on Round Swamp Road, the Trail will enter the Battle Row County Park and Campground to join up with the original LIMP alignment along northern edge of the campground and running east to Claremont Road. After crossing Sweet Hollow Drive, the Trail will run east along the southern border of the Old Bethpage Restoration Village following the original LIMP alignment and end in Nassau County as a loop trail that incorporates the historic LIMP Bridge at Coyler Farm.