Resolutions of Support:
- The Albany County Legislature proclamation of support.
- The City of Albany’s Common Council resolution in support.
- The Hudson River Valley Greenway Council and Conservancy resolution in support.
- The Rensselaer County Legislature resolution in support
- The City of Rensselaer Common Council resolution in support.
New York State Senator Charles Schumer joined us in Albany to pledge his support for the Livingston Avenue Bridge Walkway. Here’s an Except from the Senator’s speech:
“When the new bridge is built, we have a fresh chance to reconnect these two downtowns and funnel more visitors to key areas on both sides of the river. Failing to include a pedestrian component in this bridge would be shortsighted, and we can’t make that mistake. That’s why I’m urging everyone from CSX to Amtrak to NYSDOT to climb aboard with this plan, so that every design going forward will link up the biking and walking paths on both sides of the scenic Hudson.”
Great things are happening on the East and West banks of the Hudson River in the Capital Region.
An ambitious redevelopment project on the Rensselaer’s waterfront will have significant positive impact for the City of Rensselaer and recreation along the Hudson. U.W. Marx, the developer, is fully supportive of the walkway. Read an article here about the groundbreaking (spoiler alert, the promenade is under construction now)
Given the planning and dedication of millions of dollars towards bike and pedestrian infrastructure for the Hudson waterfront immediately south of the Livingston Avenue Bridge, isn’t the restoration of bike and pedestrian access to the bridge a NO-BRAINER?
Schumer pushes infrastructure plan – Schenectady Gazette article on the Senator’s Federal Infrastructure Plan that would include federal funding for the Livingston Ave. Bridge, among other critical projects
Albany Skyway Plan Moves Forward – WAMC coverage of the Albany Skyway, a “highline” for Albany that could serve as the Western approach to the Livingston Ave. Bridge shared use path.
Please tip your Gondolier – Casey Seiler, Albany Times Union, discusses the merits of restoring bike and pedestrian access across the Hudson River via the Livingston Avenue Bridge.
Full Speed Ahead For Area Bike/Hike Trail – WAMC coverage of the proposed Albany-Hudson Electric Trail featured a nod to the Livingston Ave. Bridge.
City and State Magazine featured the Livingston Avenue Bridge as it’s “Centerfold” in an article about revitalizing Albany’s downtown and waterfront.
Our public meeting was featured on WNYT, News Channel 13. Watch video here.
Times Union Editorial Board opinion: Cycling is the way to go. Imagine a bridge across the Hudson River designed with cyclists in mind. A 21st-century bridge has to do more than accommodate trains… (Read more)
Metroland Weekly published an in-depth article about the Livingston Avenue Bridge and the advocacy effort underway to re-establish the walkway.
The Albany Times Union published a great opinion piece, supporting the re-establishment of the walkway on the new Livingston Avenue Bridge.
Check out this 2012 Schenectady Gazette article “New railroad bridge may be shared with hikers, bikers – There’s only one way to bicycle or walk over the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer.”