It has been a long time coming, but on Monday June 15 at 2 p.m., the bike-and-pedestrian path on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be open for traffic. From a distance it appears as a blue ribbon on the northern edge of the Nyack-bound span. It boasts six scenic overlooks offering commanding views of the Hudson and Hook Mountain. There will be several food trucks for hikers and bikers if they want to picnic on the walkway.
For years, cyclists and hikers have been expecting the opening of the bike-and-pedestrian path on the bridge between Tarrytown and South Nyack. Signs posted at the path now tell users “what to expect” when they finally get out there over the Hudson on a bridge path that has its own slogan: “Connect with nature. With art. With people. Find your own path.”
Visitor parking, restrooms, bicycle repair stations and other amenities, along with connectivity to local bicycle and pedestrian networks, will be available at both landings.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, path visitors should wear a face mask and practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between themselves and others. June 15