July 29, 2021 Update

The Bike Shop is OPEN!

Sleepy Hollow's bike shop has a new proprietor! Travis has many years in the field. He's working solo for now, so hours are non-traditional (Monday - Friday, 11 - 4 drop in; then 4 - 7 by appointment). See the website for details: https://sleepyhollowbikes.com/

Keep it Up Re Route 9

Several people have contacted Sleepy Hollow's Board of Trustees to get Sleepy Hollow to join in with the other four Rivertown Mayors on a letter to the Governor. Things may be shifting. Keep it up!

The goal of the Rivertown letter is to have Cuomo support the project and for him to push the DOT to get things done. That will get Route 9 fixed fast.

Sleepy Hollow's Mayor keeps saying he has problems with the Route 9 Active Transportation Project's plan. OK. So what's his plan to make _all_ of Broadway in Sleepy Hollow work for everybody?

If you haven't done so yet, putting in your two cents will help, please. Details and email addresses: https://biketarrytown.org/updates/2021-07-11.php

Last Call for Hearing on Sleepy Hollow Zoning

It seems Tuesday 8/3 will be the closing point on the public comment period for the Downtown rezoning proposal. 7 pm at Village Hall, or send an email to the clerk:
Paula McCarthy <pmccarthy@villageofsleepyhollow.org>

The major change in the plan since our 5/16 update is a GREAT one: parking requirements will be eliminated on land that's less than 30' wide.

All of our other comments still stand.

Village Proposal: https://www.sleepyhollowny.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3816/f/news/zoning_amendments_proposals.pdf

Our Comments: https://biketarrytown.org/sleepy-hollow-comprehensive-plan/zoning-study-preliminary-feedback.php

Street to Seating

Cortlandt St at the intersection of Beekman Ave splits, with an island between the two legs. We are excited to report that the western leg has been upgraded to be a public open space. Also, a stop sign was added on Beekman Ave at Teresa St for people driving east.

The open space was initially bare. Now picnic benches have been added and plants will be coming soon.

In the long term, we hope the sides get swapped. It will provide a nice view for people sitting and be safer for travelers.

Go check it out! This is a temporary, pilot project. It'd be good for the Board to hear from you that all this is a great start.

Parking to Dining

Hudson Anchor restaurant was granted permission to convert two parking spaces into outdoor dining. This is awesome news and we hope it expands throughout the village, as it has over the past year throughout Westchester, the NYC region and the United States.

Broadway / Lawrence Crosswalk

Through the persistence of a neighbor, NYS DOT will be painting a crosswalk on Broadway at the Lawrence Ave / Gordon Ave intersection.

Bronx River Pathway Link Completed

The 1.5 mile gap in the Bronx River trail from Scarsdale to Hartsdale has been filled. The trail segment opened the other day. Hats off to County Executive George Latimer and Westchester's Parks Department. Here's a map of the location: https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/6062347#map=15/41.0013/-73.7990

Metro North

Off-peak fares are in effect at all times!

On Summer Saturdays, monthly pass holders can travel to ANY train station for free. And you can bring up to 3 friends or family along for $1 per head.

And the Ossining - Haverstraw ferry is back in service.

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