Category Archives: Street Beat
Bike Racks For a New Bus On The New Bridge
by Chris Stanton and Dave Zornow
LHTL buses will have WiFi on board. Bus stations will have countdown clocks to the next bus arrival as well as bike racks and Internet connections at most LHTL stops. The buses selected will look something like this.
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. “The LHTL will limit delays for commuters and make the region more attractive for economic development,” says NYSDOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll. (more…)
Street Beat: Orangetown Bicycling — Counts
This summer seemed to bring a surge of cyclists to Orangetown and destinations to its north and west. But no one is quite sure.
Orangetown wants to quantify the bicycling surge. And they’re doing so with a little bit of help from an upstate non-profit and community volunteers who want to make cycling safer and easier in the town’s villages and hamlets.
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart gives a history lesson to area cyclists on a bike tour stop at the Walkway of American Heroes.
At 7p on Sept 7, Orangetown will kick off the Orangetown Bike Study, with a meeting lead by led by Parks & Trails NY (PTNY) at Orangetown Town Hall. Community members, cyclists, parents, land use board members and business owners are invited to attend. The study is intended to document bicycling usage, map routes and help plan for tomorrow. (more…)
Street Beat: Tappan Zee Bridge Debuts, Again!
8 Answers To Bridge Questions You Might Have
(including, when can I ride the SUP?)
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Aug 24 — It’s Game On this Friday 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. (more…)
Street Beat: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Car While Cycling
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. (more…)