5. The Triborough Bridge is Walkable, but not Bike-Friendly

Side view of the triborough bridge

Although all three legs of the bridge have accessible sidewalks for pedestrians, walking across the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge isn’t as popular an activity as it is with other bridges in New York City. Due to safety concerns, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Operations Force (TBTA) requires bicyclists to walk their bicycles across. The path is not continuous, so visitors heading from Queens to Manhattan or the Bronx must find a separate walkway in order to access the next span. Moreover, as reported by James Barron in the New York Times, the walkway puts pedestrians in close proximity to adjacent traffic.