Green Map: Lower East Side City Tour: Walk or Bike for Sustainability

Lower East Side City Tour: Walk or Bike for Sustainability

New York, United States

Green Map

Non-profit organization

2.5 hours
From$25 USDper person

Green Map System is a nonprofit that has engaged over 900 communities in mapping green living, nature, and culture in order to strengthen local-global sustainability networks and expand the demand for healthier, greener choices.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a tour by bike or on foot through some of New York’s most historic neighborhoods, and help provide a network for local eco-friendly initiatives while learning new ideas to bring back to your own community.
  • Explore the Lower East Side and East Village and find out why these neighborhoods are among the most unique in New York City from a social and sustainability perspective.
  • Customize your tour based on issues and themes important to you.

Tour revenue will be invested in creating new Green Maps, which guide millions around the world to participate in sustainable community development and make climate-smart everyday decisions.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment (except national holidays)

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Professionals

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 14

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Dress for the weather

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Explore the Lower East Side's progress toward sustainability with Green Map System! This easy two-hour cycling or walking tour includes the Garden District and the East River Greenway, as well as local composting, solar, and green building sites, speakers, surprises, and more. Bike along the neighborhoods most affected by hurricane Sandy and explore sustainability and social innovation sites. Discuss practical responses that increase livability as well as long-term planning options for a more resilient NYC.

Tour Start Address

Lower East Side, New York, New York, United States

More About Green Map


To support inclusive participation in sustainable community development.

Main Programs

  • Developing mapmaking resources used by schools, universities, community groups, and professionals to create Green Maps all over the world

Awards & Recognition

Best of Green Award Winner, 2011