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Posted on: February 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] contact state lawmakers- we need to fund bike path on Route 119 to the Mario Cuomo bridge bike path

We need to encourage the members of the NYS Legislature to fund a bike path on Route 119 (a NYS road) so cyclists will be able to safely get to the Mario Cuomo bridge bike path when it opens soon. 119 is very busy and dangerous for cyclists.


In less than two months the NYS Legislature will approve the budget. It’s my hope that funding will be included for a bike path on Route 119 from the North and South County trails to the Mario Cuomo bridge. 

  A bicycle lane will be opening on the new bridge within months. Unfortunately, it’s not very safe for cyclists to use -unless they are experienced riders.  119 is a very busy road- lots of traffic. We’ve had bicycle accidents on Route 119 in the past --including a fatal accident closer to the County Center (there is a ghost bicycle at the scene of the accident to remind cyclists and motorists of the dangers).

   Bicycle enthusiasts are very excited about the new bike path on the bridge. We would be more excited if there would be a safe way to get to and from the bridge. A bike path on 119 from the South and North County trails would enable cyclists to bike from the Bronx and Putnam County lines (South and North County trails) to Rockland safely.  

   This proposed bike lane is located in Greenburgh. However- it will be used by tourists and cyclists from all over the world since the bike path is expected to become a destination location. Another reason why this bike path is so needed.

PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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