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 Erie Canalway Trail utilizes the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail when it reaches Schenectady  County. This state-wide trail abruptly stops at Albany’s waterfront Corning Preserve in an unceremonious fashion at the foot of the Dunn Memorial Bridge.

Between the trails lay a 1.5-mile gap — one that forces cyclists onto rushing car commuter Route 32 and/or ride the maze of narrow streets in Albany’s South End neighborhoods!

The proposed South End Bike Way Link will span that mile and a half with a protected lane between the rail yards and I-787 and along Broadway to the USS Slater park.

Join Advocates for the South End Bikeway Link, the Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition, Parks & Trails New York, and municipal representatives from both sides of the Hudson to discuss the recreational and economic benefits “the link” offers to connect local residents and neighboring communities. You’ll learn more about the link, the Livingston Avenue Walkway, and the trails, both existing and planned, that connect our communities. Check out the SEBL Public Mtg Flyer and please join us for this engaging discussion.

Wed, January 21, 2015 @ 6 pm

Albany Public Library Main Branch Auditorium

161 Washington Avenue, Albany

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