Alongside our client and partners, Scenic Hudson and the Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, we are so excited to share the completion of the Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown Multimodal Commuter Transportation Strategy! The plan provides recommendations for avoiding trips by auto to and from the new Edge-on-Hudson mixed-use development and the Metro-North rail stations at Tarrytown and Philipse Manor. The FHI Studio team also developed alternatives for village-focused transit serving several markets: retail, commercial, healthcare, education, and tourism.
Targeted stakeholder interviews and an online survey of residents in the villages guided the project team in developing extensive short-term and long-term bicycle and pedestrian design guidelines, policies, and infrastructure investment recommendations to connect the development with the train stations. Those can augment a dedicated shuttle service provided by the developer of Edged-on-Hudson to the Tarrytown train station. The diversity of opportunities for a local transit circulator led to a recommendation to implement a microtransit service in the villages. The microtransit option also has the potential for multiple partnerships to support the operation. The final report included guidance on governance for implementing the programs and a menu of potential funding resources for the Villages to pursue.
Jim Redeker served as FHI Studio's project manager for the study. He was supported by Chris Henry and Michael Ahillen leading the shuttle and transit circulator investigations, Hannah Brockhaus and Francisco Gomes leading the bicycle and pedestrian efforts, and Jessica Ortiz leading the community and stakeholder engagement initiatives. The final report was praised by Scenic Hudson as well as the Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.
" It was a pleasure working with Jim Redeker and the entire FHI Studio project team. They established a reliable point of contact, responded with creative solutions addressing challenges related to bicycle pedestrian circulation and shuttle operation, and delivered a product with useful recommendations in a timely manner."
– Jeffrey Anzevino, Scenic Hudson Project Manager