TOWN OF MAMARONECK & BIKE LAWS

 

We previously blogged on the safety of bicycle lanes on July 31, 2015, September 28, 2015, July 29, 2016 & November 01, 2016, see my blogs.  Today, we are blogging about bicycle laws in the Town of Mamaroneck.  In an article in The Journal News on May 18, 2017 by Gabriel Rom, he points out the Town of Mamaroneck is considering a network of bike lanes through the Village and Town of Mamaroneck.  The Town would create up to 20 miles of new bicycle routes connecting the Town of Mamaroneck to the Villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont along with new paths between train stations, schools and retail businesses.

Stephen Moser, a member of the Town’s sustainability collaborative stated “this is about seeing our roads as a shared resource not just for automobiles but for pedestrians & cyclists”.  The Town commissioned a draft proposal from bike consultants including former NYC Transportation Commissioner.  The plan presented to the Town Board lists about a dozen possible bicycle routes across the three municipalities as follows:

  1. A portion of Palmer Avenue within the Town;
  2. North Chatsworth Avenue from Myrtle Boulevard to Forest Avenue;
  3. An extension of Palmer Avenue linking the Larchmont & Mamaroneck train stations.
  4. A portion of Boston Post Road, an extremely busy artery.

The Town of Mamaroneck has spent $5,000 on bicycle consultants.  The Town Administrator, Stephen Altieri stated “by and large these would be minor improvements”.  The Town spends around $800,000 a year in street repaving and he hopes some of this money could be used for construction and upkeep of painted bicycle routes as well as getting State and Federal grants.

The Town Supervisor, Nancy Seligson hoped the roads would be completed by 2019.  She stated “each municipality is thinking about bicycle lanes on their own.  But once we produce something, there will a natural process to connect the routes”.  This month Larchmont opened a three mile bicycle lane along Larchmont Avenue.  The Mayor, Norman Rosenblum stated “I think this is a matter of room and in the Village we just don’t have it because we just don’t want to eliminate parking”.

The Town of Mamaroneck is making large strides to increase bicycle lane on the most dangerous roads within the Town.  Once this is done, adjoining municipalities will want to connect to Mamaroneck bicycle lanes.

If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle, contact Dominick J. Robustelli & Associates, PLLC at (914) 288-0800 or visit our web page at White Plains-Injury Lawyer.com or at RobustelliPersonal InjuryNY.com.