ABOUT THIS PLAN

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Intended Outcome

  • Give clear direction on priority locations and desired design treatments for inclusion in street repaving or reconstruction projects

Project Purpose

  • Create a new Pedestrian Master Plan and update the 2009 Bicycle Master Plan by:

    • Using innovative and representative public input process

    • Considering needs of people who traditionally experience transportation disadvantages

    • Accounting for transportation-related needs

    • Identifying and recommending pedestrian infrastructure and policies

This project is funded by the City of Albany and CDTC through its 2019-2020 Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program

Watch an introductory video and learn more

 

VISION

More of Albany is served by walking and bicycling networks that are welcoming, intuitive, and continuous 

Walking, biking and transit are fundamental and viable transportation options that support a sustainable future

Albany’s streets feel safe and comfortable for all people who use them

A culture of awareness and compassion supports all road users as they share the road

 

GOALS

Walking and bicycling are elevated as viable transportation options.

Policy makers, law enforcement officials, and roadway designers take responsibility for including walking and bicycling as part of the transportation system. 

People using the streets in Albany posses a shared awareness of and responsibility for street safety

Community members understand and benefit from incorporating walking and bicycling in their daily lives 

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is used to inform funding programs 

Walking and bicycling are prioritized to create resiliency in Albany’s transportation network

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify a connected and continuous low-traffic, low-stress bicycle network that connects key destinations and is accessible to all Albany residents and visitors

  • Identify a priority pedestrian network that connects Albany residents with the places they work, live and play

  • Prioritize walking and bicycling access to transit

  • Support excellent places to walk and bike for recreation

  • Provide information campaigns that increase awareness of the benefits of walking and biking and promote walking and biking as part of active and sustainable lifestyles

  • Reduce congestion and vehicle miles traveled by providing inviting walking and bicycling facilities

  • Develop and fund cost-effective phased projects over practical time horizons relative to administration resources and capacity

  • Prioritize projects that serve populations that will benefit most from them

  • Develop Active Transportation Design Guidelines 

TIMELINE

Jun-Aug

2020

Jan-Mar

2020

Project Initiation and Data Compilation

Oct

2020

Apr-May

2020

Sept

2020

Nov-Dec

2020

Network Analysis and Assessment

Community Meetings and Demonstration Projects

Draft Plan with Recommendations

Public Workshop

Final Plan

 

WikiMAP & SURVEY

Use this map to identify places within Albany where walking & biking infrastructure could be improved. Draw ideas/concerns and vote or comment on other submissions.

Your input is greatly appreciated!

 
 

EVENTS

To strengthen the biking and walking environment in the City, this updated Bike and Pedestrian Plan will include extensive public outreach. Throughout the month of June, the Department of Planning and Development will be hosting six virtual meetings to discuss cycling and walking in the City. Each of the six meetings will be based on a grouping of neighborhoods and corresponds with the meeting numbers listed below.

Bicycle User Group Meeting

Wednesday, June 10

6:30pm-8:00pm

Neighborhood Meeting #1

Monday, June 15

6:30pm-8:00pm

Center Square, Downtown, Hudson Park, Lincoln Park, Mansion, Park South, Pastures, Washington Park, Washington Square

Watch video of Meeting #1

Neighborhood Meeting #2

Wednesday, June 17

6:30pm-8:00pm

Delaware Avenue, Lincoln Park, Mount Hope, Second Avenue, South End

Watch video of Meeting #2

Neighborhood Meeting #3

Monday, June 22

6:30pm-8:00pm

Beverwyck, Helderberg, New Albany, New Scotland/Woodlawn, Normanskill, Pine Hills, Whitehall 

Watch video of Meeting #3

Neighborhood Meeting #4

Monday, June 29

6:30pm-8:00pm

Buckingham Lake, Campus Area, Eagle Hill, Manning Boulevard, Melrose, Pine Bush, Upper Washington Avenue

Watch video of Meeting #4

Neighborhood Meeting #5

Wednesday, June 24

6:30pm-8:00pm

Arbor Hill, Sheridan Hollow, Ten Broeck Triangle, West End, West Hill

Watch video of Meeting #5

Neighborhood Meeting #6

Thursday, June 25

6:30pm-8:00pm

Bishop's Gate, North Albany

Watch video of Meeting #6

CONTACT

Contact Us

 

200 Henry Johnson Boulevard

Albany, NY 12210

 

dpd@albanyny.gov

518-465-6066

Advisory Committees 

Citizen Advisory Committee Members

Alycia Bacon
Blaise Bryant
Aaron Corman
Dennis Gaffney

Jahkeen Hoke
Cliff Perez

Laura Travison

Technical Advisory Committee Members

Audrey Burneson
Martin Daley
John Darougar
Lindsey Garney

Brent Irving

Christopher Marini

Randy Milano

Bill Trudeau

Project Management

Zach Powell

Senior Planner, City of Albany
Carrie Ward

Senior Transportation Planner, Capital District Transportation Committee
Jordan Solano-Reed

Transportation Planner, Capital District Transportation Committee
Brad Glass

Director of Planning and Development, City of Albany
Yasmine Robinson

Deputy Director of Planning and Development, City of Albany
Poulomi Sen

Planner, City of Albany

 

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