Tag Archive for Albany

Albany’s Past and Present Bicycle Tour this Satirday, 9-1, Albany Area Heritage Visitors Center

Join advocates on Saturday May 2, 2015 for a bike tour of the proposed South End Bikeway Link (SEBL) to connect Albany’s Corning Preserve Waterfront to the new Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail. The tour will  kick off at 9:30 am from the Albany Area Heritage Visitors Center. The eight-mile ride through Albany will highlight a proposed SEBL route and some very interesting and historic sites with commentary at selected locations including…

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…

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…

Beyond the Lines

Have you checked the Capital City’s  “Impact Downtown Albany” plan? The “Briefing Booklet,” a sort executive summary to a larger document we can only assume has yet to be released, made some waves yesterday and it is a bold, exciting vision for downtown. Great imagination at work here, and the design team earned their paycheck on the sparkling renderings of areas…

Streetsblog: “Why It Makes Sense to Add Biking and Walking Routes Along Active Rail Lines”

Thanks to Streetsblog for the press, albeit it was about Rails with Trails in general, but hey – we’ll take it Let’s face it – rail corridors often present themselves as potential multiple use corridors. Why? Well, read the article, but here’s a snippet: They utilize antiquated infrastructure. Many rail-trails — including the C&O Canal Towpath that stretches from the…

Anticipated waterfront improvements require solid connections

We’ve been busy, albeit we haven’t been posting much so forgive us. There’s so much energy directed to attract development and enhance community connections to the Hudson River Waterfront it’s hard to keep up! The Corning Preserve, at the base of the Livingston Ave. Bridge’s west side, is a 15-acre multi-use waterfront in Downtown Albany, is an essential piece of the City’s urban…