Soft Launch Brings Out Dozens Of Cyclists

On Sunday, September 30th, several dozen bicyclists “test toured” the City’s new bicycle routes, enjoying loops of varying lengths that began and ended at New Rochelle High School.

As you may have noticed during the past few weeks, green routing signs and yellow “Share the Road” caution signs have been installed on approximately 30 miles of local roads. By making New Rochelle more bicycle-friendly, we expand recreational opportunities for our residents, promote healthier lifestyles, and provide better and more environmentally-sensitive alternatives to automobile travel.

The City expects to produce user-friendly maps of the routes in the near future, and also to seek grants for capital enhancements that improve or expand our existing route system. At locations where several routes converge, the signage can be a little confusing, and we’ll try to work out these kinks, too.

Jeremy just started on his first bicycle, from Metro Bikes on Main Street. I admit with shame that I am not a cyclist myself, but hope to amend my ways in the coming year.