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.