On Monday I was joined by my three immediate predecessors to celebrate the completion of the last major section of the county’s combined North and South County Trailways, a 36-mile bike and foot path running the length of Westchester from the Bronx border to the Putnam line.
Former County Executives Alfred DelBello, Andy O’Rourke, Andy Spano and I cut the ribbon on a two-mile section in Yonkers. The idea for the trailway, along the right-of-way of the Old Putnam Division of the New York Central Rail Road, originated during the DelBello administration more than three decades ago. Various sections of the trails were built during the O’Rourke and Spano administrations with this last section completed under mine.
Good things can indeed take a long time. It takes vision, it takes passion and it takes hard work. Thousands of walkers, hikers and bike riders already use these trailways each year. It is one of our most popular county parks. I encourage you and your family to utilize this beautiful trailway. It is one of the many things that make Westchester special.
We were joined for the celebration by many other elected officials and planners who were involved over the last three decades. Check out my photo album to see some of them.
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