We’re playing a leadership role in helping to close a significant gap in the Westchester County RiverWalk under the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in Westchester County.
In partnership with its 11 riverfront cities and villages, Westchester County has made great strides in creating a continuous trail along its 51.5-mile shoreline. Existing sections of the RiverWalk spanning more than 32 miles provide recreation for pedestrians and bicyclists, reduce dependency on car trips and increase visitor appeal — all while benefiting public health, a sense of community, residential property values and the vitality of commercial areas. Several portions of the RiverWalk pass through parks created or enhanced by Scenic Hudson.
Currently, we’re playing a leadership role to resolve perhaps the biggest challenge to completing the Riverwalk — providing a safe, secure route beneath the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Partners in this highly complex project include the Department of Homeland Security, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge/NYS Thruway Authority, Metro-North Railroad, Westchester County, Tarrytown, residents and other stakeholders.
By providing a connection to the shared-use path over the new bridge, this project will allow commuters from Rockland County to bike to the Tarrytown train station, located on the RiverWalk, and will offer recreational cyclists and runners access to the bridge’s shared-use path from Westchester without having to drive and park near it. Filling in this section will provide a non-car alternative for traveling between the many historic sites located along the trail, including Sunnyside, Lyndhurst and Philipsburg Manor. A recent analysis conducted by the Hudson River Valley Greenway identified this as a key missing piece in the larger vision for a continuous greenway from New York City to the Capital Region.
“For 200 years, writers and painters flocked to the Hudson Valley like migrating birds — captivated by the grandeur of the mountains and the river’s ever-changing moods and mists and light.”Bill Moyers