Gate Bridge, Triborough Bridge, Randall's Island Connector, and Robert F. Kennedy Toll Bridge all connect the island to the mainland and Manhattan. Many of these main bridges have pedestrian walkways and the Wards Island bridge is a dedicated pedestrian and cycling bridge which connects to East Harlem. There is a large wastewater treatment plant located on the east side of the island and this industrial area is not accessible on foot.
The Robert F. Kennedy Toll Road runs through the centre of the island, however, there are several pedestrian crossings under this elevated roadway to allow pedestrians and pets to cross safely to the other side of the island. There is a large park in the north, several greenways, and sports fields throughout the islands, that provide varying developed terrain. Roadways accessing these areas curve and loop and do not follow a grid pattern which makes them great walking paths.