New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal invests in parks and shared green spaces. Although changes at the federal level have made this a difficult budget year for NYS, Cuomo is standing by the environment and continues to make significant investments in state parks and historic sites, and the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). — by Parks & Trails, NY
The Orangetown Bike Study, a five month effort which included input from more than 500 residents, will present preliminary findings and recommendations on Thurs at 7p in Orangetown Town Hall. Bike study consultants Parks & Trails NY (PTNY) will detail a proposed bicycle network that connects schools, parks, village centers and neighboring communities via a mix of protected, striped and shared cycling facilities.
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This Friday marks the 62nd anniversary of the day New York State Governor Averell Harriman and Actress Helen Hayes joined the mayors of Nyack, South Nyack, Suffern and Tarrytown and a motorcade of 400 cars to dedicate the Tappan Zee Bridge. “Nyack and the surrounding area assumes its position on the ‘Main Street of the Empire State’ today and the new Thruway bridge brings it within easy commuting range of metropolitan New York,” said NYS Thruway Chairman Bertam D. Tallamy.
He was evasive about the name — because it wasn’t officially named the Tappan Zee Bridge until two months after the dedication.
“We have a reputation as a walkable village. We are also a popular cycling destination,” said Nyack Mayor Jen White. But that doesn’t mean it’s so easy to get around the Nyacks without a car. Transportation design firm Fitzgerald & Halliday will work with the Nyack villages to design a 21st-century bicycle / pedestrian transportation network to improve connections between popular destinations in the Nyacks, for school children and for visitors to the villages.
“Nyack Schools is excited about partnering with the Nyack river villages to make it easier and safer for our students to walk or bicycle in our community,” said Nyack Schools Board of Education President Karen Hughes. “Walking and riding a bicycle to school offers health, environmental and social benefits to our students, which will benefit everyone in the school district.”
Nyack Farmers Market, Trash, Traffic, and the TZx
It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Time to cook or to gird yourself for the busiest travel day of the year. If you are traveling cross the Hudson, we can help you know before you go across the river on the MMC TZB.
Because Thursday is a holiday, trash will get picked up today in the Village of Nyack. In South Nyack, regular Thursday recycling will be on Friday.
The Nyack Farmer’s Market makes a rare Wed appearance today — because tomorrow is a holiday. For farm to table fans, this is a dream come true: Farm fresh today for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow!
Seven nationally recognized firms with experience in creating transportation plans that make it easier to get around without a car will present their approach to the Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Master Plan on Mon Nov 13 and Thurs Nov 16 at Nyack Village Hall. The goal of this plan is to improve safety and create better bicycling & walking connections in the river villages and the hamlets of Valley Cottage and Upper Grandview.
by Transportation Alternatives
The collective heart of New York City is breaking as we learn more about the victims who were needlessly killed and injured on Tues Oct 31 on New York City’s Hudson River Greenway, the busiest bicycle path in the country.
This is a tough day for all New Yorkers — and tough for everyone in the United States and around the world who regularly bikes and walks on city streets. There exists already a baseline sense of vulnerability. Now that feeling is heightened.
NJ Mostly Closed to East Rockland Cyclists, too.
Nyack, Oct 12 — The end of the bicycling season has come early to Nyack businesses that depend on cyclists from North Jersey and New York City to sell their baked goods and bike maintenance services. Business seems to have fallen off since River Road in South Nyack was closed near the Tappan Zee Bridge on 10/10.
Cyclists can pass through the construction site where the Rockland County landing of the bridge is being demolished once an hour during the week and every 15 minutes on Saturdays until work is completed in mid-November. The ill-conceived plan assumes that cyclists would just wait without taking into consideration the likelihood that some riders would take the car/truck detour on Route 9W. Local cyclists know better than to use a detour that routes vehicles on to a dangerous stretch of Route 9W between Nyack and Piermont where someone on a bike was struck and killed in 2012. Bicyclists are good to go on River Road on Sundays, if they dismount and walk through the construction site.
Cars Will Detour on 9W During Multi-Week River Rd Closure
Cyclists Restricted Through Construction Zone
Nyack, Oct 6 — Say goodbye to “the Tapp” and hello to “the Mario.” The Big Shift is on tonight beginning at 9p, when the last lane of traffic using the 1955 Tappan Zee Bridge switches to the new Gov Mario M Cuomo Bridge. Feeling smug that you don’t ever take the bridge and this won’t affect you? If you regularly drive Piermont Ave / River Road, think again: you won’t be using that route for almost a month while Tappan Zee Constructors demolishes the overpass above that street. Still, you could always take a bicycle and get around that mess, right? Not so much: bicyclists who want to leave Nyack via the popular and preferred Piermont Ave route will have to wait as much as an hour to get through that mess during construction days.