May 23, 2019 Update

5/25 & 6/1 = Volunteer, Bike Swap, Helmet Giveaways @ TaSH

We need hands on deck this Saturday and next. Especially if you have mechanic skills. Please tell us when you're coming via this poll: https://doodle.com/poll/xixvmdv93cya8vf8

The helmets are coming! If you ordered a helmet, show up on 6/1 to pick it up. There are a few extras if you need one. Thanks to Rey Insurance for funding them and to Bell Helmets for getting them here quickly.

Remember, bike to TaSH and get a buck! Hudson River Eye Care is sponsoring this program.

Bike Swap: Has your kid outgrown their bike? They should bring their bike to the farmers market's on 5/25 or 6/1. They can give the old bike to a smaller kid and get a new bike from a bigger kid.

RSVP for the Party

Thursday, 5/30, we'll be celebrating at JCC, 7 - 9 pm. If you're coming, please let us know by Monday night.

Email Tarrytown Now to Save Cycling

We just won a battle to save cycling in Tarrytown. The Village agreed to remove language that would prohibit people biking from impeding traffic.

But the sidewalk cycling front is still active. Winning this is on you. And it's easy:

https://biketarrytown.org/tarrytown/save-cycling.php

North County Trailway

Construction has begun to smooth out the North County Trailway.

Keep abreast of detours on this web page:

https://parks.westchestergov.com/parks-and-destinations/trailways

The Journal News just wrote an article about it. We hooked the reporter up with one of our members who regularly rides the path and with County staff in charge of the work.

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2019/05/09/north-county-trailway-improvements/1139805001/

Petition for 24/7 TZB Access

Our friends in Rockland have created an online petition calling for 24/7 access to the Tappan Zee Bridge's bike / pedestrian path. Fill it out today!

https://www.change.org/p/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-nys-thruway-executive-director-matthew-driscoll-24-7-commuter-bicycle-access-for-the-mario-cuomo-tappan-zee-bridge

Beekman Ave Bridge: A Caring Community?

People walking and using mobility aids in Sleepy Hollow have another indignity to contend with. We've been given an illegally narrow sidewalk on the Beekman Ave Bridge, with no protection from moving vehicles.

https://twitter.com/BikeTarrytown/status/1131375525841260544

Our Director notified the Village about it a month ago. No action has been taken. Today we sent an email to the Mayor and full Board of Trustees, requesting they take care of the community.

Tarrytown: Get Off My Lawn... Err... Streets!

Tarrytown's Village Administrator recently went on record to say residential streets are "thoroughfares" where "cars are supposed to go" and that "kids should not be playing in the street."

https://vimeo.com/335036378#t=1h6m47s

Conversations with members and residents had the same conclusion: hard disagree.

Read it Again, Sam

Did you know all of our email newsletters are posted on our website? Read them (plus bonus graphics) at your leisure.

https://biketarrytown.org/updates/

Full Time Work Needs Full Time Funding

The stuff you're reading about here is all because our Director is working on this all day, every day. This can only continue with your financial support. Donate now.

https://biketarrytown.org/donate.php

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