Proposed Bicycle Lane on Route 9

Subject:  Proposed bicycle lane on Route 9


The Village of Tarrytown is cooperating with a number of Villages along the Hudson River, including Hastings on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington and Sleepy Hollow, to perform a study through the Nelson Nygaard Planning Group about whether a dedicated bicycle lane might work, or not work, along Route 9, and how it might work in different locations up and down the Route 9 Corridor. 


In mid-October, the Village of Tarrytown communicated our concerns to the Nelson Nygaard group, which is performing the Study, noting that the Village does not agree with the removal or elimination of parking spaces in the Downtown Business District along Route 9 in Tarrytown between Franklin Street by Washington Irving School, and Patriot’s Park, which is where the border exists between Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.  


However, in Tarrytown and other locations along Route 9 that are not business districts and are not areas where parking would be eliminated, this could work.


We thank all residents and business owners and workers who have taken the time to put together and submit their opinion, whether it is on one side of the issue or another. 


We will keep all of the residents and businesses informed as we move ahead on this important issue for the Village.


Richard Slingerland

Village Administrator