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

Today Is the Day to Submit Your Comments! Here are Ours

NYSDOT Main Office Rail Projects Group is accepting comments only until the end of the day. Find out how to submit comments at https://www.dot.ny.gov/livingstonavebridge/outreach  Here are our comments: “Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Livingston Ave. Bridge project. We want to emphasize, right from the top, that we could not be more proud of NYSDOT and we are grateful…

Tonight’s the night! 6pm. NYSDOT will host a virtual public meeting about the #livingstonavebridge. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88482381382 / 646 558 8656 / Webinar ID: 884 8238 1382. Critical talking points: 1. Thank you for responding positively to public input and including the walkway. 2. Please ensure there is a direct connection between the walkway and the Skyway. 3. Please share details about…

Proposed Rennselaer Side

Show up and Speak up!

May 31, 2022 at 6 PM Virtual Information Meeting and Hearing  Attend this virtual event through Zoom at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88482381382 Phone number: 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 884 8238 1382 June 1, 2022 at 6 PM In-Person Informational Meeting and Hearing Attend this In-Person event at The Palace Theater (19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207). June 15, 2022 – Public Comments Are Due…

So Much Good News

There’s been a whirlwind of Good News for the waterfront lately it’s been hard to keep up. Unless you’ve been living in suspended cryosleep on a spaceship then you must know the Skyway opened last week with great fanfare.   What an exciting day for the City of Albany. Governor Hochul cut the ribbon with local dignitaries and agency heads…

Howdy, Neighbor!

Last night the Albany County Legislature approved selling the former Central Warehouse for $50,000 to a development team that anticipates investment of more than $100 million to renovate the derelict structure. CW Skyway LLC, which consists of two of the largest developers in the region – Redburn Development Partners and Columbia Development Companies – will be the joint venture leading the redevelopment charge.…

Local and State Officials Praise funding the Livingston Avenue Walkway

The Schenectady Gazette did the round-up work to gather reactions to the Governor’s State of the State Address. Some salient responses below. “Assemblymember John McDonald III, D-Cohoes: “The governor is prioritizing replacement of the Livingston Ave. Bridge between the cities of Rensselaer and Albany, a major regional and upstate rail connector that needs pedestrian and cyclist access.” Jill Delaney, president and…

Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement, AND Walkway, Mentioned in the New York State of the State Address

On January 5, 2022 New York State Governor Kathy Hochul outlined the State’s New Transportation and Infrastructure Priorities in her State of the State Address. These priorities include the replacement of the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge in Albany: “The Livingston Avenue Bridge provides a critical link for passenger rail service from the Northeast Corridor to Albany-Rensselaer. The rail bridge has deteriorated to the point where…