In Response to Blog in Nyack Free Press (3/30): Nyack Offers to Help Solve Controversial Parking Issue for Pedestrian, Bike Path on New Tappan Zee Bridge
“I appreciated the opportunity to review with both Brian Conybeare and the Mayor of Nyack, Jen Laird-White, her proposal to use the current parking facilities in Nyack to assist with expected parking problems caused by the Shared Use Path terminating in South Nyack. However, this proposal does not help with the bigger issue, that of the terminus ending at Cornelison and South Broadway. We will still be inundated with cars on our residential streets. The average family and weekend bikers will certainly choose to park on our streets, closer to the pathway.
I am joined by the South Nyack Trustees, residents, and Task Force members in demanding that the terminus for the SUP end at interchange 10; although, we must continue to explore all options for parking because it was made very clear by the Bridge Authority at their public meeting on March 27th, that when the north lane of the bridge opens the SUP will end at Cornelison and South Broadway. We are all seeking more information from the New New York Bridge Team on the projections for the number of people that we might expect to be using the path, even though we know that this will be their best guess, and we must be prepared for numerous visitors.”
Bonnie R. Christian, Mayor