Have you heard about the proposal to add new bike lanes in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, and eventually a wide network of up to 20 miles of bike lanes across the area.
There’s one lane already in the Village of Larchmont, on Larchmont Avenue near Palmer Avenue, that will stretch for three miles. Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson says she hopes the lane network can be completed by 2019.
“Each municipality is thinking about bikes lanes on their own,” she told reporters. “But once we produce something, there will be a natural process to connect the routes.”
“There hasn’t been much enthusiasm on the board yet,” Seligson said. “It’s difficult to get out of the driving frame of mind and imagine a change to the roads.”
According to LoHud, that plan, which was presented to the Town Board earlier this month, lists several possible bike routes. These include:
- A portion of Palmer Avenue: Five-foot wide dedicated bike lane in both directions.
- North Chatsworth Avenue from Myrtle Boulevard to Forest Avenue: Combination of dedicated and shared bike lanes, depending on future parking impact studies.
- An extension of Palmer Avenue: A single lane linking the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Metro-North stations.
- A portion of Boston Post Road
The proposal requires a public hearing, but no date has been set.