Please make sure to vote on Tuesday, between 6 am - 9 pm.
The Mayor's seat is up for election, as are three Trustee positions. And, there are THREE full slates of candidates running to fill them! A candidates forum was held the other night, hosted by the League of Women Voters and Mothers Out Front.
One of the questions was about making cycling safer, particularly on Broadway. Another was about Stiloski's, which frequently blocks sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops.
We captured key comments by the candidates: https://twitter.com/BikeTarrytown/status/1449726472525160454
Watch the whole forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yxc5S4HXX0
A full slate of Democrats are working hard to replace Mount Pleasant's Republican Supervisor and Council Members.
Also, residents in Kendal on Hudson and most of the Manors have a choice for County Legislature's 3rd District. Democrat David Vinjamuri is running to unseat Republican Margaret Cunzio.
County Executive George Latimer is running for re-election, as are several good Legislators.
Five amendments to the State Constitution are on Tuesday's ballot as well. Here's a really solid write up about them.
Many letters of support for the Route 9 Active Transportation Project have been written by elected officials and community groups in the corridor. They've asked Governor Hochul to press the Department of Transportation (DOT) to make Route 9 safer.
And it's working! The DOT will be assigning a liaison to the multi-village coalition.
Come celebrate with the project's Steering Committee:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7 pm - 9 pm
Hudson Anchor, 222 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow
You used to have to get a permit to bring your bike on Metro North and LIRR trains. That requirement has been eliminated. Combining cycling with transit opens up amazing transportation and recreation options.
New York State's highest court ruled it IS a crime to injure someone with a car, even you didn't intend to.
Two nearby states have lessons for New York on how to make walking and cycling better.
Connecticut now requires people driving to stop for people walking at the entrance to crosswalks. Their law used to be like New York, which requires people walking risk their lives by being _in_ the crosswalk before people driving have to stop.
A new video from Bike Delaware explains how safety has been improved by
allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs.
Our partner organization, Livable Tarrytowns, is pushing Tarrytown
to improve crosswalks: