Broadway for Everybody

Broadway in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow is set up for one thing: cars. Now's the time to change it. We need a Broadway everybody can use.

Collage of people saying they're too scared to bike on Broadway. People who bike aren't a fixed number of constituents to be placated. We are an untapped resource to be cultivated.
Before/after photos of the same street in Rotterdam. The street is about 40 feet wide between buildings. The buildings are about 4 storys high. The ground floors have store fronts. The left photo has cars parked on both sides of the street. The right photo replaced many of the car parking spaces with wider sidewalks and cafe seating, etc. Text on the graphic say: On the There is no set number of cars that has to be accommodated. Travel choices are shaped by public policy.

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Watch 4 short videos explaining how to make Broadway better and dispelling lies.

Residents Want It

Bike Tarrytown was founded because we kept meeting people who said they want to ride bikes for local errands, but are too scared. So in three months we photographed 100 people seeking safe streets.

The lack of safe bike infrastructure forces them to drive places -- using parking spaces when they get there, while creating congestion, pollution and crashes along the way.

Guess what were the #2 and #4 things people most requested during Tarrytown's Comprehensive Plan outreach process? "Deploy Complete Streets... starting with Routes 9 & 119" and "Bike Infrastructure."

Sleepy Hollow's Comprehensive Plan received similar public input. Improving biking and walking infrastructure was the most frequent desire at the first workshop and 30 people came to a Trustee meeting in support safer streets, plus 50 emails and 10 postcards were written.

Merchant holding sign saying they want the bike lane on Broadway

Merchants Want It

Many merchants we've spoken with are in favor of a protected bike lane being built on Broadway. There's wide spread agreement that tackling the parking issue is key to making the bike lane a reality.

The Route 9 Project

To this end, we are organizing public support for the Route 9 Active Transportation Project.

Here's our two page primer on the topic (PDF):

Front page of our Broadway for Everybody flyer Back page of our Broadway for Everybody flyer

Bike to School Lane for Sleepy Hollow

The Journal News created a nice article and video about the campaign.

The River Journal's new owner asked us to write an op-ed, so we did. Mayor's Wray and Fixell were given a platform as well. Here's our take on that.

Our op-ed in the Hudson Independent, paired with the Chamber of Commerce's positive take on the matter: web, PDF.

Here's how the Hudson Independent covered the study's Final Report. We wrote a Letter to the Editor to clarify that "we continually meet people tired of being forced to drive" due to our infrastructure not welcoming walking, cycling and transit.

Our Director wrote the report of Sleepy Hollow's recommendations to the Route 9 study. He gave a presentation about it to the Board of Trustees (video, slides), joined by 10 residents in the audience -- a record for a Work Session? :). Here are responses to the various concerns Mayor Wray and the Trustees raised.

In reality, Sleepy Hollow practically has a bike lane on Broadway by the High School already. The parking spaces on the east side of the street are so lightly used, it's a safe place for people to ride. See the video (right / above) for what we're talking about.

Tappan Zee Bridge Connections

We're working tirelessly to ensure Broadway is safe for accessing the Tappan Zee Bridge's biking/walking path (opening ~mid-2019). Our two most recent letters on the topic are about getting a crosswalk where the TZB path reaches Broadway and a properly wide, safe connection to the OCA at Lyndhurst. Further efforts are linked to from those pages.


People shop by bike everywhere. It's convenient, fast and free. Winter cycling. It's no problem with good infrastructure & maintenance. Safe infrastructure means mobility for all. Stylish cyclists get to salons and shops swiftly.

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Other Matters

Our letter requesting NYS DOT implement snow removal policies for protected bike lanes. | | T: @BikeTarrytown | F: @BikeTarrytn