This Week In The Villages: Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tomorrow is Primary Election Day. There’s a Great Nyack Get-Together and you can give blood or help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Category: Tappan Zee Bridge
by Chris Stanton and Dave Zornow
The new LHTL bus system on the new Tappan Zee Bridge has just about everything a commuter could ask for. Except vowels — and a dedicated lane to ride across the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
The Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link will replace Rockland County’s Tappan Zee Express (TZx) bus system sometime in late 2018 after the second span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opens. The NYS Department of Transportation says the new system will improve the availability, accessibility and overall quality of public transit in the Lower Hudson Valley. Plus there will be new bus shelters with countdown clocks, WiFi and bike racks at many bus stops. And new buses with super powers to hold green lights just a little bit longer.
This Week In The Villages: It’s your last day to wear white. And more importantly, it’s your only day to attend the Labor Day one-day-only pop-up park on the Hudson River in South Nyack. And Thursday there will be a Primary Candidates Forum in advance of the September 12 primary election. There are also a few do-good opportunities: You can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey or count bikes for the Town of Orangetown.
This Week In The Villages: This past weekend, it was lights, camera, action for the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. This week, it’s lights camera, action for an actual movie. HBO comes to town Monday. And Orange & Rockland Utilities begins working on gas main replacement and the Midland Avenue Project resumes. The projects are unrelated, but will leave Nyack safe, glamorous — and a little bit challenging to drive through this week. And it’s not to early to make Labor Day plans, including a visit to a one day only pop up park on the Hudson River in South Nyack.
8 Things To Know About Nyack’s New Bridge (including, what to call it)
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, August 25 (updated) — It’s Game On tonight for Rockland County (north and west) bound traffic on the north span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Westchester? Your time is coming later this fall. Here are answers to a few questions you might have about opening night on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
This Week In The Villages: It’s been a long time rumblin’. And now it is finally here for the driving. It, of course, is the new Tappan Zee Bridge–er, New NY Bridge–er, Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Call it what you will, but this week (Friday night) the bridge connecting Rockland and Tarrytown will open to westbound traffic. And that’s not all transpiring on the roads this week. The next phase of the Midland Avenue Road Project begins.
More than three-quarters of a million New Yorkers ride a bike regularly—250,000 more than just five years ago. It is estimated that over 450,000 cycling trips are made each day in New York City—triple the amount taken 15 years ago. — Cycling in the City, NYC Department of Transportation
by Steve P. Knowlton
Bicycling is on the rise! More people than ever are bicycling, both as a means of transportation and for a healthy and fun workout. Unless you’re one of the very lucky folks that have access to a protected, car-free bicycle path very nearby your home, some of the time you will be riding on streets and sharing them with cars and drivers. And if you are using your bike for transportation on a regular basis, you’ll definitely be riding on the roads and streets.
by Ira Sussman & Laura Carpentier
Looking to experience the thrill of a hike but unsure where to start? Don’t know what to bring?
There are things experienced hikers learn by trial and error. Here are a few tips we can offer based on our experience hiking in Nyack, Rockland, the Catskills and the Capital Region of New York State.
This Week In The Villages: Affordable housing in the Village of Nyack — what’s that all about? Don Hammond explains and corrects some misconceptions. The Town of Clarkstown is participating in a back-to-school drive. Beginning on Sat August 26, westbound motorists on 287 will have a brand new bridge to cross the Hudson.
After four years of work, eight million hours of labor and almost four billion dollars in spending, there’s a new Tappan Zee Bridge bridge with a new name ready for Hudson River crossings between Nyack and Tarrytown.
The first span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opens for north/westbound traffic on August 25.