Our new animated video showcases the design of the bridge’s 3.6-mile shared bicycle and pedestrian path, which will be one of the longest of its kind in the nation. The path will for the first time provide a dedicated crossing for cyclists and pedestrians between Rockland and Westchester counties across the Hudson River.
“Now that Westchester-bound traffic is flowing on the eastbound span of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, work is now progressing on the construction of the path on the westbound span,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said. “When this scenic path opens next year, residents and visitors will have unprecedented views of the enduring beauty of the lower Hudson River Valley, and more ways to cross the majestic river.”
When completed in 2019, cyclists and pedestrians will enjoy a 12-foot wide path located on the northern side of the westbound span of the new bridge. Separated from traffic by a concrete barrier and fencing, the path will also feature six scenic overlooks, each with their own unique themes, across the length of the 3.1-mile crossing. Newly released renderings of the overlooks can be viewed here.
New York State Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll recently discussed the path and offered a first look at the animation at the 2018 New York Bike Summit in Saratoga Springs.
“The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will not only improve transportation connectivity in the region, it will maximize public investment,” he said. “This beautiful crossing will attract visitors, serve commuters and offer new economic opportunities on both sides of the Hudson.”
The path’s landing points will be located on state-owned land in the villages of Tarrytown in Westchester and in South Nyack in Rockland. Each will feature parking lots, bicycle repair stations, restrooms and other visitor amenities, along with links to local bicycle and pedestrian networks.