Bike and Pedestrian Path Opens Along the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
The 3.6-mile path features public art displays and amazing views of Rockland and Westchester counties
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The entrances to the path have four-hour parking limits. If you want to park your car in a less time-restricted location, you can take the Hudson Link shuttle. Starting on Friday, the free bus service leaves every 20 minutes from the Palisades center and stops at each county’s landing points in South Nyack and Tarrytown. The shuttle is open from 7am-7:30pm. from Monday-Thursday during the year, and weekends (Friday-Sunday) over the summer.
The path also features fantastic public art displays that showcase the creativity and history of the Hudson Valley. There are five sculptures on display, with three more coming later this month, referencing landmarks like the Palisades and the New York City Skyline. The artwork was commissioned in partnership with ArtsWestchester and the Arts Council of Rockland. Viewers can ride past a 4,000 square-foot mural, a custom-designed bike rack, and three sculptures using old steel from the Tappan Zee Bridge.
“With the expansion of COVID-19 outdoor recreation guidelines, the new bridge over the mighty Hudson is a visionary place for people to enjoy public art on their way to and from the Hudson Valley,” Janet T. Langsam, ArtsWestchester CEO, said of the displays.
At this time, guests are expected to take COVID-19 related precautions before, during, and after using the path. Visitors should wear face masks and try to maintain social distancing from others walking along the trail and in the public bathrooms. In addition, the Hudson Link shuttles have a 25-customer limit, along with hand sanitizing units on each bus. The path may close at times because of poor weather conditions, maintenance or security concerns.
Main image courtesy Mario M. Cuomo Bridge