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

Advocacy

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 ...)


Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Hours: How You Can Help

By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/14/19 updated 4/28/19

The mayor of South Nyack is on record saying the future shared use path should only be open during daylight hours. The RBC disagrees, and in January we wrote to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to tell him why: RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7

If you agree that this infrastructure investment should encourage people to try active, green and healthy bicycle commuting in the near future, write to Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator David Carlucci, (Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Hours: How You Can Help 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 ...)


The Rockland Bicycling Club is heavily invested in local, regional and national cycling advocacy programs. Part of our charter is to help influence decisions and shape changes that improve cyclist and pedestrian use of roads and facilities and to broaden support for alternative transportation projects. We work with village, town, county and state DOT officials as well as with legislators and other government officials to help change our world for the better.

Rockland Bicycling Club is an affiliate member of these national and regional advocacy organizations: