Pave the Palisades Interstate Park
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The Palisades Interstate Park (PIP) is a popular roadway used by cyclists, tourists, and motor vehicles. The current condition of the roadway is atrocious, and reflects poorly on the park commission and New York and New Jersey governments. Currently, there are cracks, bumps, sink-holes, pot-holes, and loose gravel along the complete length of the park roadway. This poses a major danger to users of the park. Many cyclists have broken their bicycles, endured flat tires, and have even crashed after hitting or trying to avoid the obstacles in the road. Vehicles are also affected, and swerve to avoid rough spots, and sometimes move too close to cyclists or pedestrians. The solution to this issue is for the parks department to re-pave the park road from upper Dyckman hill road, until the Alpine traffic circle. This simple solution will affect the park positively, by drawing more away from the dangerous section of 9W and increasing park use. Additionally, paving the park will translate to an exponential rise in property value, as more people would want to live near this national treasure and green space. The Palisades Interstate Park has tremendous potential, since it's a beautiful wooded area just minutes from Manhattan. However, this potential is not being recognized as the condition of the road is hindering the parks ability to serve the public in a safe manner.
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