Visitors flock to new bike and walking path on the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge

The 3.6-mile path, which is painted a bright blue, is 12 feet wide and stretches from the Westchester Landing in Tarrytown to the Rockland Landing in South Nyack.

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2020, 2:19 PM

Updated 1,437 days ago

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People flocked Tuesday to the newly opened bike and walking path on the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge.
The 3.6-mile path, which is painted a bright blue, is 12 feet wide and stretches from the Westchester Landing in Tarrytown to the Rockland Landing in South Nyack.
“It’s definitely good. It gives a lot more opportunities for cycling across the river,” says cyclist Roger Billharz.
Bike riders aren’t the only people utilizing the path-  pedestrians made use of the outdoor scenery too.
“You hear the bridge being built, and you hear the traffic and you’re like, 'Ugh this is in our backyard,'” says Annie Hekker-Weiss of Nyack. “And then you come across it... it’s like a phoenix that rises from the ashes.” 
There are six scenic overlooks, called belvederes, that will have seating and Wi-Fi. There are restrooms at both ends of the bridge, but not on the path itself. The entire path is under video surveillance by state police.
News 12 is told there will eventually be a rotation of different food vendors on the Westchester landing, including a popular burger company.
Double Barrel Roasters was on the scene serving coffee and treats.
“A lot of kids are coming by, they really want to get an icey on the way back,” says vendor C.J. Rodger. “Parents enjoying coffee to keep them calm during the day.”
Several food trucks have won bids from the state to set up at both ends of the bridge and there is a bike rental shop in South Nyack. 
The rules of using the path are posted at the landings.
The path is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day, and visitors are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. No pets are allowed unless it's a service dog.


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