Groups

The New York State Thruway Authority owns, operates, and maintains the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Permits are required for groups to use the bridge’s 3.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian path and its associated facilities.

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Please use the drop-down menu below to begin the permit application process.

Groups

Teachers and students are invited to visit the path. 

 

Offering an array of educational opportunities with its six themed overlooks celebrating the rich history of the Hudson Valley, digital kiosks, and 10 works of public art, the path also crosses one of the widest points of the Hudson River.

 

The Westchester Landing features restrooms and outdoor seating.

 

Up to three large school buses can be accommodated at the Westchester Landing at one time (approximately 150 students). Buses are only permitted to drop-off and pick-up at the Westchester Landing, not the Rockland Landing.

 

Here’s what you need to know about taking students onto the bridge:

  • Field trips can only be scheduled for a maximum of four hours on weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.;
  • You will be sharing a 12-foot-wide path with cyclists and other pedestrians;
  • No more than two people can walk side-by-side on the pedestrian portion of the path;
  • It takes about 80 minutes to walk the path—end to end each way;
  • There are viewing platforms, or “overlooks,” approximately every half mile;
  • Chaperones are required at all times;
  • Your party will be escorted at all times by Bridge Security.

 

Requests for field trips must be submitted at least five business days prior to the proposed visit date; there is no cost for this permit.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.

 

                Westchester Landing

 

Space is available at the Westchester Landing, Rockland Landing and Painters Point overlook (approximately 1.8 miles from either landing) for artistic performances. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Here’s what you need to know about performing on the path:

 

  • Gratuities are permitted.
  • The sale of merchandise is not permitted.

 

Requests for performances must be submitted at least five business days prior to the proposed date; there is no cost for this permit.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.
 

Limited space for Freedom of Speech activities is available at the Westchester Landing and Rockland Landing. These areas are for non-commercial activities only, such as: public speaking and/or the advancement of a charitable, religious, or political cause.

 

Here’s what you need to know about Freedom of Speech activities:

 

  • Permits are available for a maximum of four hours on weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • A maximum of three people are allowed in this designated space, as well as one 4’x4’ table;
  • Contributions may be collected.

 

Requests for permit must be submitted at least three business days prior to the proposed date; there is no cost for this permit.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.
 

Organized runs, walks, or bikeathons across the path are allowed under certain conditions. 

 

Before you apply for a permit, here’s what you need to know:

 

  • Events can only be scheduled for a maximum of four hours on weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • An event for up to 250 people must be arranged at least 30 business days in advance;
  • An event with more than 250 people must be arranged at least 60 business days in advance;
  • Any Special Event with more than 250 participants will likely require the temporary closure of the path;
  • If state/municipal resources are required to assist with the event, fees may apply;
  • The path is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) one way and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) roundtrip and 12 feet wide;
  • No more than two people can walk side-by-side on the pedestrian portion of the path;
  • Depending on the size of the event, busing from an off-site location will likely be required;
  • Your party will be escorted at all times by NYS Police and/or Bridge Security;
  • A valid certificate of insurance must be provided prior to the event;
  • For those wanting to use the path as part of a longer walk/run/bikeathon that includes local streets, coordination with—and approval from—the impacted landing villages is required;
  • Limited space at the Landings however precludes pre- or post-rallies.

You can select from one of the scenarios below:

 

5K run/walk

If you’re looking to host a unique 5K walk or run, the path is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) one way. Participants start from the Westchester Landing in Tarrytown and make their way toward the finish line at Rockland Landing in South Nyack. The Thruway Authority will work with you to develop a plan to ensure the safe use of the path. Due to limited parking, participants may need to arrive at the Westchester Landing via bus.

 

Please note that you may have to coordinate with the Path’s landing villages for off-site parking and emergency response. You may be required to secure official approval from each village as part of the Thruway Authority’s permit process. Additional fees may apply if the event requires the temporary closure of the path.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.


10K run/walk

If you’re looking to host a unique 10K walk or run, a round trip journey on the path is 7.2 miles (11.6 km). Participants start from the Westchester Landing in Tarrytown, turn around in Rockland, and return to the Westchester Landing. The Thruway Authority will work with you to develop a plan to ensure the safe use of the path. Due to limited parking, participants may need to arrive at the Westchester Landing via bus.

 

Please note that you may have to coordinate with the Path’s landing villages for parking and emergency response. You may be required to secure official approval from each village as part of the Thruway Authority’s permit process. Additional fees may apply if the event requires the temporary closure of the path.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.


Bikeathon/Marathon/Other 

This scenario envisions the path as part of a longer route and requires the use of local streets. Coordination with—and approval from—local municipalities will be required.

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.

We can accommodate escorted moving demonstrations on the Path. Limited space at the Landings however precludes pre- or post-rallies. Demonstrations with more than 250 or more participants will require the closure of the Path.

 

The Thruway Authority will work with you to develop a plan to ensure the safe use of the Path.

 

Before you apply for a permit, here’s what you need to know:

  • Events can only be scheduled for a maximum of four hours on weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • A demonstration for up to 250 participants must be arranged at least five (5) business days in advance;
  • A demonstration with more than 250 participants must be arranged at least ten (10) business days in advance and will necessitate the temporary closure of the path;
  • The path is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) one way and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) roundtrip and 12 feet wide;
  • No more than two people can walk side-by-side on the pedestrian portion of the path;
  • Depending on the size of the event, busing from an off-site location will likely be required;
  • Participants must use the pedestrian lane of the path only (two people walking side-by-side);
  • Your party will be escorted at all times by NYS Police and/or Bridge Security;

 

Please use the form below to apply for a permit.

Permit Application

Event Information
(Event coordinator)
Address
Event Date
(Maximum 4 hours from start)
(maximum 4 hours before event start)
(Maximum 2 hours after event end)
Event Description