Governor Cuomo just dumped recommendations for a new Tappan Zee bridge with public transport and bike and pedestrian lanes in favor of a bridge that would only allow car traffic. The Tappan Zee bridge, a main artery of the New York City corridor, is an essential link from the city and the Hudson Valley to all points north. We can’t restrict our communities to single passenger car travel at a time when we need to be thinking about more efficient and less polluting commuting and travel options.
Tell Cuomo and local county executives Astorino, Vanderhoef, and Odell that locking our communities into wasteful, environmentally destructive car travel isn’t forward thinking, it won’t lesson congestion and local pollution, it won’t protect our threatened planet, and it just won’t do.
Tell politicians that we want a bridge that provides for effective, environmentally clean public transportation and supports the growing legions of bikers and pedestrians who are finding ways to commute without harming our environment.
Officials asked that the final vote on the bridge, scheduled for July 10th, 2012 be postponed until the end of July to consider the environmental impact of a new bridge without public transport and pedestrian/bike lanes.
At this crucial time our signatures could make a real difference. If your travels ever bring you to New York and if you want to help stop global warming this issue affects you.