People always talk about how hard Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown may be to navigate by car, but then there’s the issue of getting around by bike and by foot.
There’s some talk online, initiated by Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner, of getting a NYC-style Bikeshare program here, but some naysayers said that would never fly in the Rivertowns where hills are steep and passages narrow.
Tarrytown’s EF School aims to make their immediate environs much less dangerous for their many pedestrian students by building in a Marymount Street sidewalk as part of their many upcoming long-term and ongoing landscaping plans for the campus.
Then are certain parts of town, which also happen to surround schools, such as in front of the high/middle school and John Paulding where you have to cross to walk or navigate your way along a steep grade.
And forget trying to get around by foot or bike, though some intrepid do, on Route 9 along the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where the safe lane allotted for non-car travelers can diminish to mere inches at points. One man died on his bike here last year.
Then there’s the foot of Riverview Avenue just off Franklin in Tarrytown, where walkers have created something of their own little passage through the grass and dirt (pictured here).
What sections of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown have you noticed and navigated that could most use sidewalks? Weigh in here.