Promoting Cycling in the Capital Region Since 2004

Comp Sts 7-18-13 COMP AABC Year in Review ~ 2014

~ Albany Bicycle Coalition ~ Promoting Cycling in the Capital Region Since 2004 ~


  • Protected Bicycle Lanes/Madison Avenue Traffic Calming – As a founding member of the Protected Bicycle Lane Coalition, promoted protected lanes.
  • South End Bikeway Link – Develop and promote a protected bicycle link between the new Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and the Albany waterfront/Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail.
  • Close the Gap in the Erie Canalway Trail – Helped take 100s of postcards to Governor’s office (8/22/14)
  • Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee – Represented and advised on bicycle issues.
  • Albany Police Department Traffic Safety Committee – Represented and advised on bicycle issues on the Education, Enforcement, and Engineering Subcommittees.
  • Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition – Promoted reopening of walking and cycling pathway over the Hudson River railroad bridge.
  • Capital District Transportation Committee/Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee – Regularly involved in promotion, public policy, and planning activities.
  • Albany Common Council – Advocated on various issues, including Protected Bicycle Lanes, Madison Avenue Traffic Calming, Complete Street Ordinance, and Albany Medical Center Hospital Garage.
  • Delaware Area Neighborhood Association/PAL Neighborhood Bicycle Rodeo – Check and tuned up bicycles for youth and adults (6/22/14)
  • Pine Hills Neighborhood Student/Resident Block Party – Hosted exhibit booth on ABC and Protected Bicycle Lanes. (9/14/14)
  • Transport Troy Supported Troy group advocating for sustainable transportation and bicycle routes.
  • Bike Count – Provided staff for the City of Albany’s twice-yearly count of people on bicycles
  • Upper Madison Street Fair – Promoted cycling and Protected Bicycle Lanes (9/21/14)


  • Bicycle Expo 2014 – Held 4th annual Bicycle Expo in Washington Park. 500 attendees, 35 vendors, 40 raffle prizes. (5th annual event to be held May 3, 2015.)
  • Keys to the City Hill Climb – Held the first “Keys to the City Climb” in Lincoln Park area (9/6/14).
  • Cranksgiving Ride – Participated in annual food drive ride (11/22/14).
  • Daily Grind-to-Daily Grind Ride – Hosted the 7th annual sponsored ride between Albany and Troy coffee shops (8/16/14).
  • Earth Day Bicycle Ride – Promoted cycling and environmental awareness in the city (4/22/14).
  • Holiday Lights in the Park Ride – Promoted and participated in charity ride through the lights.
  • Introduction to Cycling – Conducted workshop for NYS Tax and Finance agency staff.
  • Ride of Silence – Sponsored annual, national ride to honor those on bicycles killed in crashes. (5/21/14)
  • Monthly ABC Meetings – Open to the public, last Thursday of every month, LaSalle School.



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