Calling Protectors of the Hudson
Join Scenic Hudson and your neighbors in speaking up for your love of the river. In Dutchess and Columbia counties, Amtrak wants to install fencing and/or gates on the river’s edge at these locations in Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Germantown, Stockport and Stuyvesant where people have enjoyed access for years. The stated purpose is to keep people out of harm’s way. We must make sure barriers won’t block people from enjoying the Hudson.
File Your Comment by May 1
The public comment period has been extended to Tuesday, May 1. We’re still fighting for public meetings in the affected communities. Please submit written comments to: NYS Department of State, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. Telephone 518 474 6000. Fax 518 473 2464. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell them access matters and that public meetings must happen.
Our View of the Issue
- Public participation
The public should have a voice that includes clear information and public meetings in each affected community.
- Demonstrate need for the fences
While we understand the need for safety, Amtrak should provide a record of past incidents in the project area and demonstrate the need for fences and gates.
- Solutions can’t block people’s enjoyment of the Hudson
The proposed solution must not prevent people from enjoying the river—fishing, kayaking and walking. And inspiring views of the Hudson shouldn’t be blocked. State policies protect our right to access the Hudson.
Complete technical details about Amtrak’s proposal and the latest news about efforts to oppose it are available at gatesgate.org. Specific questions can be directed to Scenic Hudson Director of Land Use Advocacy Jeff Anzevino, email@example.com or 845 473 4440, ext. 221.