Albany Proclaims May 2015 as Bike Month!

The City of Albany Common Council unanimously passed a resolution last night, proclaiming May 2015 as Bike Month in the City of Albany. Among the great “whereas” items in the resolution is a shot out to the Livingston Avenue Bridge Walkway! “WHEREAS, in 2011, the Albany Common Council, recognizing the Livingston A venue Bridge’s potential to connect a growing network of statewide…

Celebrate Bike To Work Day by taking part in a Local Bike to Work Challenge!

Bike to Work Day 2015 is Friday, May 15th! The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and Bikeatoga will once again sponsor the Capital Region Bike to Work Challenge for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. Trophies will be awarded in each county for the following categories. Winners will “own” the trophies until Bike to Work Day 2016 Organization with the…

April 13: Streetfilms Mini-Festival to feature sustainable transportation and environmental groups

Local bicycling, transportation and environmental groups are gearing up for the April 13 Streetfilms Mini-Festival at Albany’s Madison Theater. Groups will be setting up information tables for the audience to peruse and learn about upcoming sustainability, bicycling and transportation initiatives prior to the film festival. The Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition will be there, so too will be partner organizations, including…

Frank Sinatra and the Livingston Avenue Bridge

“Theme from New York, New York” (or “New York, New York”) is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York.  The song was skyrocketed to fame by In 1979, when it was recorded by Frank Sinatra, for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future. The song has become closely associated with old Blue Eyes ever since and it’s just about everybody’s…

South End Bikeway Link Tour #1 scheduled for March 7th

From our friends with the Albany Bicycling Coalition: The South End Bikeway Link Coalition wants to build interest and support for protected bicycle lanes as key part of the proposed 1.5-mile South End Bikeway Link. The Albany Bicycle Coalition is joining with other cycling organizations to sponsor monthly rides of the proposed route with stops at points of interest along the…

Join us tomorrow night for a Rally for Albany’s South End Bikeway Link

This rally will take place tomorrow, January 21 from 6-8pm at the Albany Public Library – Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave. For those of you not cycling to the meeting, a parking lot is located behind the library on Elk Street. Transit access via CDTA’s #5 or #905 Bus Rapid Transit route. At the meeting, advocates will share information about the proposed South…

Tell Amtrak “If you promote it, support it!” Plenty Within Walking and Cycling Distance of the Rensselaer Amtrak Station

For an upcoming 2015 issue of Amtrak Magazine, contributor Traci Suppa is looking for information on attractions and events taking place this year in any of the cities or towns served by Amtrak in New York State, as well as the terminus stops in Montreal, Toronto, and Vermont on the Adirondack, Maple Leaf, and Ethan Allen Express lines. This includes our…

Jan 21: Roundtable discussion on Bike Trail Connections in Albany’s South End

In October of this year, when the 128-year-old former Delaware & Hudson rail line re-opens as a county-owned multi-use path for cyclists, runners and walkers, it will stretch more than 9 scenic miles from Albany’s Port rail yards at Rt 32/South Pearl St. through Delmar to the Village of Voorheesville — a country mile from Indian Ladder Farm’s apple orchards. From the west New York’s iconic 386-mile…

The Sun Sets of the Half Moon

The Albany Times Union is reporting that the iconic Half Moon replica ship, which was a prominent feature Capital Region for a quarter century will sail off into the sunset next year. Or sunrise, rather, as it will be headed east.  The board of directors of the New Netherland Museum on Tuesday said that the ship, which has suffered from financial difficulties…

$2.3 million in Waterfront Improvements near the Livingston Avenue Bridge

Capital Region projects got a combined $60 million in the Regional Economic Development Council awards announced Thursday. Of the $60 million in awards (receiving the second-lowest amount out of the state’s 10 regions) more than $2.3 million was dedicated specifically to projects, both public and private, for waterfront development at or a short distance away from the Livingston Avenue Bridge –…