Cold Spring / Hudson River, Oct 2018. Photo Credit: Dave Zornow

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Seven Lakes Drive Bike Bypass Petition

Seven Lakes Drive, which spans 18 miles from Sloatsburg to Bear Mountain, is a scenic, rolling byway that unfolds the natural beauty of Harriman State Park to cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, Seven Lakes Drive is currently bisected by the Route 6 traffic circle, which is inaccessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

RBC members Ian Diamond and Mike Benowitz are leading an effort to get New York State to create a bike bypass on Seven Lakes Drive to create a straight ride south to Sloatsburg. (Seven Lakes Drive Bike Bypass Petition continues ...)


$75K Settlement for 2009 Crash That Killed Westchester Cycling Advocate


Cyclist's death led to Merrill’s Law, NYS's "safe passing distance law"

Merrill's Law was passed by the New York State Legislature in June 2010. It requires motorists to pass bicyclists "at a safe distance" to prevent collisions.
The law was named in memory of Merrill Cassell of Hartsdale in Westchester County. An advocate for safe bicycling, Merrill was killed in 2009 when he was struck by a county bus that was passing him too closely. No charges were brought against the bus driver.

LoHud, 3/8/2019 ($75K Settlement for 2009 Crash That Killed Westchester Cycling Advocate continues ...)


RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7

By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/20/19 updated 2/22/19

The Rockland Bicycling Club wrote to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo on 1/30/2019 to go on record asking that the Shared Use Path (SUP) on the new Mario Cuomo Bridge be open 24/7. Because:

 

  1. it's primarily a transportation corridor (which also has recreational purposes) -- the NYS Thruway builds transportation systems. If you don't close the roadway after the sun goes down, why would you close the bike path?

  2. There are no limits on other NY area bridges with bicycle paths (the GWB is 6a-12m, but it was

    (RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7 continues ...)


Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Fact Sheet

By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/14/19 updated 2/15/19
A few factoids on why the bridge bike/ped path should be open 24/7

  • Rockland & Westchester Counties are part of the same regional planning council (NYMTC) that includes NYC. The Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Koch, and RFK bridges are all open 24/7. The George Washington Bridge bike path is the only comparable bridge that limits its hours (12m-6a), but it was open 24/7 prior to security concerns following 9/11. Shouldn't the MCB SUP operating hours parallel what the majority of regional crossings (Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Fact Sheet continues ...)

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