Remember when you were a kid and it was a thrill to ride around the block with friends? Kids of all ages — but mostly younger ones — are invited to try out the protected bike lane near the Nyack Earth Day celebration at Veterans Park gazebo on Main Street on Saturday April 21 from 12pm to 4pm.
The Master Plan project team will be creating a temporary bike lane around the block where the First Reformed Church of Nyack is located. Planters will be placed to separate the cycling traffic from the street. Project consultants FHI and Street Plans will be on hand to talk with young cyclists and their parents about the experience.
Cyclists are required to wear bicycle helmets while using this lane.
The temporary, one-way bicycle lane on Burd, Cedar, Church and South Broadway will be open between 12pm and 4pm. The bike lane won’t be permanent installation, but only used as a demonstration to show how protected bicycle lanes can encourage healthy and safe ways to get around the Nyack river villages and school district.
A temporary sidewalk curb extension will also be installed at Cedar and Burd Streets, adjacent to the Nyack Earth Day celebration in Veterans Park.
Come see for yourself and tell us what you think.
It's about more than just getting around.
The Greater Nyack Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will address key issues for the river villages and school district by providing a roadmap for making our area friendlier to bicyclists and pedestrians. The Master Plan will consider how roadway design, education, enforcement, and policy can maximize safety, economic development opportunities, and quality of life. Throughout the six-month planning effort, the Project Team will seek input from residents, businesses, and stakeholder groups. This input feed into a final set of recommendations to improve the biking and walking environment for locals and visitors alike.