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Ball, Galef Support Cortlandt Petition for Barrier on Bear Mountain Parkway

The two state representatives have sent letters to the state.

The Town of Cortlandt has or years for the state to install a barrier on the Bear Mountain Parkway for safety reasons.

In June, Town officials on the parkway with the family of 27 year old who was killed in a car accident on that road. One week after the press conference, a Bronx motorcyclist in an accident just a mile west of where the press conference was held. The Town submitted a petition with 1,500 signatures to the state after that press conference and since then, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and New York State Senator Greg Ball, have both joined the town in their efforts.

The two state representatives have sent letters to the New York State Department of Transportation indicating their support for a barrier.

Read the letters in the PDFs attached to this document.

cassandra tejeda August 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM
A family was driving on the Bronx parkway and speeding at that lost control and lost their lives and days later a barrier was installed.....what makes one life anymore valuable than another
NorthCountyHound August 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Why do they put up signs that rrad "scenic highway" or "scenic road" if your not supposed to take in the scenery?
Not as clever as I think August 22, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I see that you enjoy provoking- So I'll bite, For your passengers enjoyment, the driver is altruistic, and generous..drives carefully, and slow enough for the folks in his car to enjoy the scenery...That requires a measure of selflessness that can make life rewarding in untold ways... Why does someone do something for the greater good? "What's in it for me?" is NOT an American ideal- This is the road Some people wish to take America down... There! it got back to politics...but getting government to respond to a need of the people who elected them, ah..sigh
carole August 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM
That is exactly where my son was killed and that is exactly where we are trying to the barriers put in. So those of you talking about the scenery are talking about bear mtn. where the look out is. There happens to be a pull off for that purpose.
carole August 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The scenic area is on Bear Mtn. Not Bear Mtn. extension. My son was killed near Locust Ave. While @ the press conference there was a near accident. If it was one of your family members I'm sure you would do all you could to make a change.

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