First off: yes stopping, but no parking will now be the rule at the West Main Street traffic circle. This new Tarrytown Board resolution is meant to enable drivers to drop off passengers to access Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park, and is considered especially important for access for the disabled.
“We have drop curbs in the circle to provide such access, but No Stopping made it illegal to actually stop and drop people off,” Village Administrator Mike Blau said.
In other Board of Trustees action, parking lots were renamed surrounding the Tarrytown Train Station.
Previously there was only one commuter parking lot on the west side of the railroad tracks, which was called the non-resident commuter parking lot.
“The problem with that name was twofold," said Blau. "First, the use of the lot is not restricted just to non-residents; second, we now have three commuter parking lots on the west side the railroad tracks."
The parking lots are now officially dubbed the Green Street North parking lot, the Green Street South parking lot, and the West Main Street parking lot.
Still there aren't enough sidewalks along with the parking upgrades to appease Patch reader "Joy." She commented in late December:
Doesn't appear that these sidewalks are in store for 2012...after all the work completed by the train, we still need a safe way for pedestrians walking parallel to the tracks to walk. The tiny old sidewalk parallel to the tracks was made inaccessible. Walkers walking south -- from the H Bridge, West Main or from the cars they just parked -- have to walk in traffic to get to the stairs leading to the tracks. Essentially the walking path is between parked cars and oncoming traffic. And as the parked cars are started, pedestrians are sandwiched between cars backing out and oncoming traffic. It is a bad accident waiting to happen.
Then added this update a few days ago when an accident did nearly happen:
Still no sign of progress on the sidewalks. I was "tapped" by an SUV on Monday (the driver was backing up to readjust his parking spot.) It I hadn't hit the car with my arm it certainly would have hit me more significantly.
Has walking through the new parking lot been an issue for you? Weigh in in the comments.