FINAL PLAN

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

ABOUT THIS PLAN

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Masterplan lays out Albany's plan for becoming a better city in which to walk or bike. 

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Executive Summary

This executive summary provides an overview of the Draft Master Plan and outlines key challenges and opportunities relating to bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

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VISION

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Jan-Mar

2020

Project Initiation and Data Compilation

Jun-Aug

2020

Dec

2020

Community Meetings and Demonstration Projects

Public Workshop

Apr-May

2020

Network Analysis and Assessment

Oct

2020

Jan

2021

Draft Plan with Recommendations

Final Plan

 

If you are using a screen reader or have difficulty using the WikiMAP can use the comment box at the bottom of the page to send your feedback.

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

Past Events

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Public Workshop

Tuesday, December 1

6:30pm-8:00pm

This meeting was held via Zoom to review and discuss the Draft Plan.

View Video Recording

Download Presentation

In September, the City of Albany will carry out demonstrations of bicycle and pedestrian projects to trial potential methods by which streets could be made safer and more enjoyable for people walking and biking. Two demonstration projects will take place, as outlined below. 

Curb Extension Demonstration

September 11th - September 13th 

Morton Avenue / Eagle Street

Temporary pedestrian curb extensions will be demonstrated at the intersection of Morton Avenue and Eagle Street. 

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Morton Avenue/Eagle Street Demonstration Curb Extension: Temporary demonstration of pedestrian curb extensions at the Morton/Eagle intersection. Curb extensions are marked on the pavement using temporary adhesive striping and flexible delineators at the southern edge Morton Avenue and at the western and eastern edges of Eagle Street. These curb extensions extend seven feet from the sidewalk. On the southern edge of Morton Avenue, the curb extension is one hundred and forty feet long. On the western edge of Eagle Street, the curb extension is seventy feet long and wraps around the corner. On the eastern edge of Eagle Street, the curb extension is ninety feet long and wraps around the corner.

Bicycle Boulevard Demonstration

September 18th - September 21st 

Melrose 

Temporary pedestrian curb extensions will be demonstrated at the intersection of Morton Avenue and Eagle Street. 

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Melrose Avenue Bicycle Boulevard: Temporary shared bike/car lane markings will be painted in both directions onto the roadway of Melrose Avenue between Brevator Street and Winthrop Avenue. Shared lane markings will be located seventy feet from each intersection. At the intersection of Brevator Street and Melrose Avenue, temporary adhesive striping and flexible delineators will be used to create pedestrian curb extensions.

To strengthen the biking and walking environment in the City, the Bike and Pedestrian Plan team has conducted extensive public outreach. Throughout the month of June, the Department of Planning and Development hosted six virtual meetings to discuss cycling and walking in the City. Each of the six meetings was based on a the grouping of neighborhoods below, and can be viewed below. 

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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

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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