On Tuesday October 25th, FCWC provided comments at the Hudson River Crossing Public Scoping Briefing. FCWC has always believed that the Tappan Zee Bridge should be replaced to accommodate mass transit as well as cars and trucks.

There is no argument that the current bridge has reached its capacity, and if mass transit, in the form of Bus Rapid Transit at least, is not included at the outset, the new bridge will immediately be at or over capacity.

During the previous planning process, FCWC has strongly favored and continues to favor a solution that would include a cross county rail option to connect our five existing north south train lines. In our opinion, this would be the best long-term solution for the entire region. “We believe that the idea of supporting a new bridge without mass transit should be energetically opposed. We look forward to working with others throughout the county to ensure that mass transportation becomes a reality on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.”, said the FCWC.

Upcoming Events:

Conversations on Conservation
“Energy Conservation: Overcoming Resistance”
Dec 2, 2011
Co-Sponsored by: FCWC
Location: Greenburgh Public Library

A panel of experts will discuss the successes and challenges of engaging a community to conserve energy.

Read Sanctuary Volunteer Corps Workday
Nov 5, 2011
Sponsored by: Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Read Wildlife Sanctuary 10am to 2pm.

New and seasoned volunteers are invited. Come meet your neighbors and fellow nature lovers! Giving something back to the sanctuary by volunteering is easy and enjoyable. Simple lunch provided by the Friends of Read Wildlife.

2nd Annual Party in Bronxville
Nov 10, 2011
Sponsored by: Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam
Location: Bronxville Women’s Club 7 to10pm.

You’re invited to the second annual party in Bronxville next week to celebrate bike advocacy in the lower Hudson Valley. To learn more, visit the Alliance’s website.

“Challenges of Nature Deficit Disorder: The Importance of Connecting Children with the Natural Environment”
Nov 10, 2011
Sponsored by: Greenburgh Nature Center and the Greenburgh CAC
Location: Greenburgh Nature Center at 7pm.

“Impacts of the Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling Process on Residential Property Ownership and Community life”
Dec 7, 2011
Sponsored by: Pace CCLE
Location: Pace Law School Moot Courtroom 1 to 4pm.

Source: Federated Conservationists of Westchester County