by Owen Voutsinas-Klose
Residents and politicians at Wednesday’s second and final meeting dedicated to public discussion about the Thruway Authority’s Shared Use Path (SUP) plan for the new-NY bridge voiced resounding support for Concept F. Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell, for instance, called it the “compromise” solution; it would modify the original plan (Concept E), which had, much to the chagrin of locals, placed parking for the SUP in residential neighborhoods, and potential create more local traffic. Concept F relocates parking to Exit 10 (DOT-owned land), away from residential South Nyack. The plan also moves more traffic onto 9W, pacifying concerns about too much vehicle traffic. The public comment period will last until April 1st (no fooling!), at which point the Thruway Authority will begin the construction process for the SUP.