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Urge Governor Cuomo today to sign the Trails Plan Bill (S.4416B/A.5035B) and take the opportunity to promote the Livingston Ave. Bridge!

A bill (S.4416B/A.5035B) to create New York’s first multi-use trails plan has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his approval. This is your chance to let the Governor know how important trails are to you. All you have to do is contact the Governor and urge him to sign the bill so that New York can have the best multi-use…

Another Hudson River Bridge has it’s Pedestrian Access Celebrated

While we wait to see what the future holds for the Albany – Rensselaer Livingston Ave. Bridge, other structures in the valley have been retrofitted and celebrated for their connections to art, history and nature. The Rip Van Winkle Bridge, between Hudson and Catskill was recently added as the “Skywalk” centerpiece of a new trail system that connects the historic Frederick…

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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…