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Bear Mountain State Parkway

Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway

Bronx River Parkway

Central Westchester Parkway

Cross County Parkway

Garden State Parkway Extension

Hutchinson River Parkway

Palisades Interstate Parkway

Playland Parkway

Saw Mill River Parkway

Sprain Brook Parkway

Taconic State Parkway


"Can I drive my truck on the parkway?"

This is one of the most frequently asked questions at The guide below should help you determine if you can use your pickup, van, or other truck on the Hudson Valley's parkway system.

Pickup trucks and vans are permitted on controlled-access parkways under the following conditions:

  • They must have passenger car plates.
  • They must be used only for non-commercial purposes.
  • They must have an empty (unladen) weight of 5,500 pounds or less.
  • They must be less than 7 feet, 10 inches in height.

All other trucks that do not meet the conditions above are not permitted on controlled-access parkways. This restriction includes moving vans, trucks, and trailers.

All vehicles (including passenger cars) with trailers or cargo carried on the roof are not permitted on parkways in New York State.

Vehicles with "combination" plates from other states are not permitted on parkways in New York State.

Route shields by Ralph Herman. Photos by Steve Anderson, David Golub, and Doug Kerr.