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BIG GOOD ROAD MOVEMENT.

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BIG GOOD ROAD MOVEMENT.

The New York Times
March 5, 1900


Westchester Planning Improvements of Interest to Coaching Enthusiasts and Wheelmen—A County Park

Special to The New York Times.

MOINT VERNON, N. Y., March 4.—Extensive improvements are now being made or contemplated in Westchester County.  In New Rochelle, $400,000 is being expended in paving about twenty miles of streets, while extensive road building is now going on in the Townships of White Plains, Rye, Greenburgh, and Mount Pleasant.

It is stated that the Good Roads Committee of the Westchester County Board of Supervisors will soon be able to begin the work of the construction of two fine macadamized boulevards through the entire length of the county, as they have been assured that the Legislature will pass the General Good Roads bill, which will result in the State paying 50 per cent. of the cost of the highways.

Joseph See, the Chairman of the Westchester Good Roads Committee, says the boulevards will cost about $400,000.  They will extend from the Yonkers and Mamaroneck lines through the Hudson River and Bronx Valleys, respectively, to the county line.  The roads will furnish fine coaching routes, and Chairman See has received approval of the project from New York automobile clubs and prominent whips of Westchester.

The Sidepath Commission appointed by County Judge Lent expects to shortly begin the work of laying out cycle paths, which will furnish attractive bicycling routes throughout the county.  No bicycle riders will be allowed on the side paths except those who pay a license of $1.

An extensive movement is now on foot to lay out a country park at Rye, and it is noted that a resolution will be acted on by the Board  of Supervisors on Tuesday, which, if passed, will result in a bond issue of $500,000 to carry out the plan.  The park will take in 100 acres along the Sound, including Rye and Oakland Beaches, and will furnish a fine Summer retreat.



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