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The Albany Skyway could roll out the red carpet!

The Albany Sykway connection would enable access to the nationally significant Erie Canalway Trail, emerging residential and commercial development on the Rensselaer and Albany sides of the River at DeLaet’s Landing and the Warehouse District, and be a true majestic gateway to the Hudson. It would also connect the City of Albany to the proposed Rensselaer Waterfront Trail and the Empire…

Tonight: Skyway Feasibility Study Findings and Design Presentation At The Palace Theatre 

The Capitalize Albany Corporation is hosting its third and final event as part of a series that has engaged and informed the public regarding the Skyway’s design and engineering. Join the project team from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Palace Theatre this evening. The engineering, design and economic analyst team will discuss the findings of the Skyway feasibility study and present the final recommended concept based…

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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…