For Immediate Release: 1/19/21
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY SEEKS LOCAL VENDORS FOR GOVERNOR MARIO M. CUOMO BRIDGE’S BIKE/WALKING PATH
Qualified Local Businesses Invited to Apply for Two-Year Commercial Opportunities Along Path
Deadline for Submissions is February 12
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced it is seeking local vendors interested in selling food, beverages and other services at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s bike/walking path for the next two years. During its inaugural season, more than 250,000 cyclists and pedestrians visited the 3.6-mile shared use path, which connects Rockland and Westchester counties across one of the widest points of the Hudson River.
“The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path has proved to be a tourism magnet, drawing more than a quarter of a million people in less than six months,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We’re looking to build on that success by once again seeking local businesses to provide topnotch food, drinks, and services to visitors.”
The Authority is inviting qualified local vendors to provide high quality, unique and diverse menu items, including non-alcoholic beverages, over the course of two years at the path’s Westchester Landing and Rockland landings, and bicycle rentals at the Westchester Landing. Each vending season will run from the beginning of spring through October. Beginning this year, vendors will also have the option of providing refreshments at the Painters Point overlook, which is located at the mid-point of the path. Services at the landings must be provided at least five days a week, including weekends, and during daylight hours. In addition to their proposal, those interested must provide detailed information about their business, experience, and at least two references.
Preference will be given to local vendors and Taste NY Farm Market participants.
The path features six scenic overlooks across the length of the 3-mile bridge. Amenities at its landings in Tarrytown and South Nyack include public art, restrooms and parking.
The Westchester Landing, located off South Broadway in Tarrytown, features two truck stalls for food trucks, trailers or mobile bike rental/repair stations. Each stall has access to electric outlets. Additionally, its plaza has space for a pop-up tent.
The Rockland Landing, located within Interchange 10 of the New York State Thruway in South Nyack, features a truck stall with access to electricity. The Landing also includes space for one pop-up tent adjacent to the path.
The Painters Point overlook has access to electricity and room for a portable chiller.
Proposals are due by February 12, 2021.
- Daily hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Length of new shared use path: 3.6 miles
- Number of overlooks: 6
- Approximate walk time one way: 80 minutes
- Approximate bike time one way: 20 minutes
- Parking spots at Westchester Landing: 30 Monday to Friday/130 weekdays after 4 p.m. and all weekend
- Parking spots at Rockland Landing: 57