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Tappan Zee Bike and Pedestrian Path Controversy Continues

A controversy erupted last spring when residents of South Nyack objected to the route of a bike and pedestrian path over the new Tappan Zee Bridge—now residents think that their concerns were brushed under the rug until after the recent election.
November 25, 2014, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"South Nyack leaders are 'outraged' that the state Thruway Authority broke its promise to village residents and unilaterally decided to place the access to the walking and biking path from the new Tappan Zee Bridge in a residential neighborhood," reports Khurram Saeed.

The Thruway Authority's decision comes after months of negotiations and public hearings after the original proposal for the walking and biking path sparked controversy in March. Residents of South Nyack are concerned that the path will attract more visitors than the residential neighborhood located at the proposed terminus of the path can handle. Saeed's coverage of the announcement includes numerous soundbites from residents who suspect the announcement was put off until after the state recent gubernatorial elections. 

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Published on Monday, November 24, 2014 in The Journal News
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