Safe Streets

Streets that are safe for walking and biking discourage vehicle traffic. 

Bicyle / Pedestrian Bridge on South Broadway over Thruway I-87/I-287

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Side Path will be extended South to Lyndhurst Mansion. Thruway On- and Off-Ramps on South Broadway Will Be Widened. New Traffic Signal Will Be Installed at Key Intersection, Among Other Road Improvements. Learn more at

Route 9 Broadway

Five villages are collaborating to create regional economic opportunity by making Route 9 a more functional, safe complete street that is accessible to all. See the Route9 Active Transportation website for more details. 

See the DOT project site here.

Thanks to efforts of our Senator ASC, NYSDOT has dedicated $3.5m for FFY 2023 to proceed to the "preliminary engineering phase". NYSDOT has awarded the contract to WSP and they are to begin their work in June 2023 (

A recent fatality demonstrates the need to address this unsafe corridor. Read about it here.

Here's what international best practices look like:

The DOT held a public workshop on March 7th, 2024 with enormous turn out and support for safe streets. See picture by scrolling down to past events here.

Estimated timeline:
May 2024: complete and submit draft project scoping report
Aug 2024: public workshop 2
Oct 2024: complete and submit draft design report
Nov 2024: public workshop 3
Jan 2025: submit final design report

Click to expand presentation slides:


Irvington conducted a traffic study in 2023. Suggestions include: 

Sidewalk projects

The village is always looking for opportunities to add sidewalks and improve the safety of our streets. It has completed the following street improvement projects:


Irvington is currently working to improve the sidewalks along South Astor Street near the Irvington train station. 

Idling Laws

Westchester County has enacted an Anti-Idling Law to prohibit the idling of vehicles for more than three consecutive minutes.

Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more emissions that contribute to smog and climate change than stopping and restarting your engine does. Personal vehicles generate around 30 million tons of CO2 every year just by idling

The Westchester County Mobility & Transit Plan, completed in 2022, studied and recommended ways to better align the county’s mobility network with the needs of residents, workers, and visitors. 

The study background and process and downloadable project documents are available on this website.

While the study comment period ended on August 26, 2022, the County welcomes additional feedback.