City of Albany Complete Streets Policy and Design Manual: A Guidance Document for City Streets. Dated December 2016.
City of Albany / CDTC Patroon Creek Greenway Feasibility Study. This trail study completed in 2021 examined the costs, benefits and possible routes of a multi-use trail connection (approximately 9 miles in length) from Albany’s Hudson River waterfront west to Six Mile Waterworks Park and Rensselaer Lake. The next steps would be an engineering study and implementation of phase 1 of the plan. If you want this northern bookend to the Albany County Rail Trail – let your Council Person know!
Washington Park / Center Square Complete Streets Study. This study was completed in 2022. Of particular interest was the need to restore pedestrian and cyclist safety for those using and going in and out of the park. The Executive Study and Draft Report are available at the attached site. The recommendations are as yet not known to be funded.
Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement. The current Hudson River rail bridge connecting the Cities of Albany and Rensselaer is over 100 years old with its piers constructed in 1866. Public comment period for this project closed in June 2022. Final design is expected to be completed Winter of 2023. The latest plans called for a new bridge just north or south with a separate multiuse path. Links to schedules and public presentations are provided in the link to the right.
Watervliet Shaker Road Improvement Project. This Albany County project is scheduled for Spring 2023. Per the County Public Works Department website, the project will “reconstruct Watervliet Shaker Rd. (CR 157, SR 155) from New Karner Road to Sand Creek Road in the Town of Colonie. Improvements will include: a new center turn lane; a new 10-foot wide multi-use path along the southwest side of the road and traffic signal improvements. The County site has video links to 2021 public workshops and power point presentation.
Sand Creek Road Complete Street Concept Study. This project was approved for CDTC funding through its Unified Planning Work Program in 2022. The study area covers Sand Creek Road from Watervliet-Shaker Road to Wolf Road. CDTC describes the project as follows: ”prepare a complete street Feasibility Study for Sand Creek Road from Watervliet Shaker Road to Wolf Road in the Village and Town of Colonie”. The First Public Input Session is scheduled for July 24, 2023 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Village Rec Center, 3 Thunder Road. Members of the public are encouraged to complete the Community Survey.
NYS DOT Troy – Menands Bridge Project. This study is being undertaken as the bridge will need to be replaced in the next ten or so years. The current bridge provides bicycle and pedestrian access to the Empire State Trail/Corning Trail on the west. The connection to the Uncle Sam Trail system on the east is more challenging. The new bridge project offers an opportunity to improve access and safety for active transportation users. NYSDOT has a site for project materials and a means to provide comments.