Author Archive for Martin Daley

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…

Livingston Ave Bridge (27)

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…