Westchester County Trail and Bike Route System


Westchester County Trails, Trailways, Bike, Bike Path, Pedestrain, Hiking, Equestrian, Bike Route, Rail Trail, North County Trailway, South County Trailway, Colonial Greenway, RiverWalk, Bronx River Path, Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway


The County Trail and Bike Route System dataset shows the existing, planned and proposed network of linear (non-park) rail trails, bike and walking paths and bike road routes in Westchester County.


This data represents the Westchester County Trailways System, consisting of over 250 miles of existing and proposed off-road bike and walking trails, as well as on-road bicycle routes as of November 2014. These facilities are typically located within abandoned railroad rights of way, utility and parkway rights of way and along transportation corridors. These trail facilities fall under the jurisdiction of either Westchester County, New York State and municipal entities. The trail system reflects the 2001 Tri-county trail master plan and includes more recent trail alignments such as RiverWalk and the Colonial Greenway, Kitchawan-Teatown Trail, White Plains Greenway and East Coast Greenway Road Route. Also featured are trails such as: the North and South County Trailways along the former Putnam Railroad Right-Of-Way; the Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway; the Bronx River Pathway; the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway; and East-West links such as the Tarrytown-Kensico Trailway. Extensions of the North and South County Trailways into Putnam County and The Bronx are also mapped. Road corridors proposed as bicycle "share the road" routes are also shown. Not included are non-linear, self-contained, trail systems within county and other parks and open spaces.


Westcheser County Department of Planning, Paul Gisondo, GISP Assoicate Planner WCDP

Use limitations


West -73.991328   East -73.523237
North 41.421578   South 40.881771

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


*Title wctrailsystem

Presentation formats* digital map

Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)

Spatial representation type* vector

*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

Westcheser County Department of Planning,
Paul Gisondo, GISP Assoicate Planner WCDP


Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -73.991328
*East longitude -73.523237
*North latitude 41.421578
*South latitude 40.881771
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 632766.192974
*East longitude 760006.173381
*South latitude 747607.046666
*North latitude 943204.712448
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_StatePlane_New_York_East_FIPS_3101_Feet
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102715
X origin -17954600
Y origin -46918100
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Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
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Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
LatestWKID 2260
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Reference system identifier
*Value 2260
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.9.4

Spatial Data Properties 

*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only

Geometric objects
Feature class name wctrailsystem
*Object type  composite
*Object count 299

ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name wctrailsystem
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polyline
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 299
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE


Distribution format
*Name Shapefile

Transfer options
*Transfer size 0.329

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Details for object wctrailsystem 
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*Row count 299

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Internal feature number.
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Field Shape
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*Field description
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Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset

*Last update 2014-10-24

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ItemDescription

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-24 09:27:16
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-24 10:19:43

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-10-24 10:19:43

Identification  class="hide">▼

Citation Information
OriginatorREQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set.
Publication DateREQUIRED:  he date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release.
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Online Linkage\\fs_pln\shared\Design\GIS Projects\Trail System\wctrailsystem.mdb

REQUIRED: A brief narrative summary of the data set.
REQUIRED: A summary of the intentions with which the data set was developed.
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar DateREQUIRED:  he year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness Reference
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.
ProgressREQUIRED: The state of the data set.
Maintenance and Update FrequencyREQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-73.991328
East Bounding Coordinate-73.524033
North Bounding Coordinate41.366285
South Bounding Coordinate40.881771

Theme Keyword ThesaurusREQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme KeywordREQUIRED: Common-use word or phrase used to describe the subject of the data set.

Access Constraints
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set.
Use Constraints
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for using the data set after access is granted.
Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog

Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000256
Ordinate Resolution0.000256
Planar Distance Unitssurvey feet

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

Vertical Coordinate System Definition
Altitude System Definition
Altitude Resolution0.000010
Altitude Encoding MethodExplicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entities and Attributes 

Distribution Information 

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data

Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2011-07-14
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationREQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Contact PersonREQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact Address
Address TypeREQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
CityREQUIRED: The city of the address.
State or ProvinceREQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal CodeREQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

Contact Voice TelephoneREQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time