Let's cross the Hudson together.

The current Livingston Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1902 with a pedestrian walkway that provided safe and simple access to both sides of the Hudson River and permitted crossing on foot between the Cities of Albany and Rensselaer. The Walkway, having suffered from years of neglect, was closed decades ago. The likely replacement of this bridge provides an opportunity to reestablish a bicycle and pedestrian connection that is both safe and cost effective. Several transportation studies and municipal and county resolutions on both sides of the bridge acknowledge the critical importance of restoring access to the waterfront and reestablishing this critical link in the growing regional bicycle trail network

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Where have we been?

The replacement of this important bridge is on indefinite hold. Since the release of the State-wide High Speed Rail Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement, NYSDOT and Federal Rail have made no progress towards replacement of the bridge – this is due in part to the lack of federal infrastructure funding that would be needed for the State to afford reconstruction…

Capital Region Complete Streets

We are fortunate to be a part of a growing coalition of cycling, pedestrian, and transit advocates here in the Capital Region. Capital Region Complete Streets advocates for safe transportation facilities for all people regardless of their age, socioeconomic status, ability, or mode of transport. This coalition, which morphed of the energy and network developed during the now defunct Madison Avenue Protected Bike Lane…

The Livingston Avenue Bridge gets Centerfold Status in City and State Magazine

The Livingston Avenue Bridge is featured as we’d call the “centerfold” model in a recent magazine article about Albany, it’s waterfront, and the Capital’s revitalization efforts. City and State, a New York media outlet devoted to covering government and politics, featured Albany – and quite prominently, the Livingston Avenue Bridge – in their “Empire Builds Back” series. Check it out here: http://cityandstateny.com/articles/empire-builds-back/albany/

Where we’ve been

We’ve been quiet lately! That means there’s just not enough news to be active. Shame on us, perhaps, for not being more proactive, perhaps, but we’re trying to be patient and these projects take time.We have been fairly active on Facebook lately, so check us out! https://www.facebook.com/LARBC/?fref=ts  

Win for stuff, win for a walkway.

While no news about the Livingston Ave Bridge is just that, there are instances in which the bridge continues to find it’s way into PLANS. “The Livingston Avenue Bridge is a critical link in New York’s Empire Corridor passenger rail line that could not easily be replaced by a crossing at a different location. The Bridge is at the end…

Albany’s Warehouse District and Connections to the Livingston Avenue Bridge

The western approach of the Livingston Avenue Bridge terminates in an area of Albany referred to “The Warehouse District.” This part of the city, north of downtown, has experienced a great deal of change in the last decade. Restaurants and bars have popped up. Some retail has established itself. New York’s first farm cidery opened it’s doors only five years…

Look what you did!

Did you stop by the LABC table in Washington Park as part of the Albany Bicycling Coalition’s Bike Expo? If you did then you know how successful we were in gathering postcards to send to New York Governor Cuomo. Check out our haul! The next opportunity to join us is right around the corner. Check out our organized ride this…