Author Archive for Martin Daley

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The Albany Skyway: The Livingston Avenue Bridge’s “Front Door” to Downtown Albany

Many thanks to The Capitalize Albany Corporation for shepherding the Albany Skyway project along. For Albany, it’s a one of a kind waterfront access opportunity. For the region, it’s without question the simplest and most accessible way to access the future Livingston Ave. Bridge Walkway connecting Albany, and all points west, south and north, with points east and the emerging…

Thank Senator Chuck Schumer for Championing the Livingston Ave. Bridge (and Remind him the Walkway is Still an Important Piece)

Senator Schumer was one of the earliest supporters of the Livingston Avenue Bridge Walkway – going so far as to host a press event near the bridge back in 2012, calling for any plans to rebuild the Bridge  to include the addition of a shared use path. There was excellent press coverage of the event in the Times Union and by…

Tell the Albany Skyway promoters “The Skyway would be the perfect connection to the Livingston Avenue Bridge!”

On March 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The Capitalize Albany Corporation and their project team will be hosting a public community forum at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square) to kick off the Albany Skyway project with a public engagement series in order to obtain feedback that will support the project’s initial design and engineering. This is an…

Please Tip your Cap

We’re optimistic that a rebuilt or reconstructed bridge will include a walkway, and that because it would be part of a much needed, federally and state funded project anyway, it would come at little to no cost to local taxpayers. In the article Please tip your Gondolier, featured in today’s Times Union,  Casey Seiler discusses the merits of restoring bike and pedestrian access…

WAMC Coverage on the Emerging Albany-Hudson Electric Trail includes a nod to the Livingston Ave. Bridge

WAMC’s Dave Lucas was kind enough to call yesterday and ask how the Livingston Avenue Bridge walkway could support the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail. Of course, the Bridge is the hub in the emerging spokes of trail network in the region – making Albany and Rensselaer the center on a state-wide system. “We’d really be remiss if we didn’t make those physical…

Weigh in on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail – proposed trail connecting Rensselaer & Hudson  

The most significant benefit of the Livingston Avenue Bridge is it’s unmatched potential to connect trail systems that have state-wide reach.  Two important public information meetings have been scheduled for trail planners to obtain input on the creation of the proposed Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, a vital segment of the new Empire State Trail. The northern terminus of the proposed Albany-Hudson Electric Trail…

Many Thanks to the Rensselaer Land Trust

Many thanks to the Rensselaer Land Trust for the opportunity to join them, and many municipal, advocacy, agency, and NGO organizations for a tour of the Hudson River waterfront aboard the Dutch Apple. The event kicked off the RLT’s Hudson River Access Plan initiative, supported by the NYSDEC Estuary Program. The Livingston Avenue Bridge could be a critical link in connecting…

Cautious Optimism

On May 26, the Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition received a letter from the Federal Rail Administration. “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is writing to invite your organization to participate in consultation pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section I 06) for the Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement Project (Project) in the cities…