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City of Albany Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan Public Meetings

(UPDATED 6/7/20)

Throughout June, the Albany Department of Planning and Development will host 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.

  • Neighborhood Meeting #1:  Monday, June 15th – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Center Square, Downtown, Hudson Park, Lincoln Park, Mansion, Pastures, Washington Park Washington Square) Zoom Registration Link:

  • Neighborhood Meeting #2: Wednesday, June 17th – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Delaware Avenue, Lincoln Park, Mount Hope, Second Avenue, South End) Zoom Registration Link:

  • Neighborhood Meeting #3: Monday, June 22nd – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Beverwyck, Helderberg, New Scotland/Woodlawn, Normanskill, Pine Hills, Whitehall) Zoom Registration Link:

  • Neighborhood Meeting #4: Monday, June 29th – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Buckingham Lake, Campus Area, Eagle Hill, Manning Boulevard, Melrose, Pine Bush, Upper Washington Avenue) Zoom Registration Link:

  • Neighborhood Meeting #5: Wednesday, June 24th – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Arbor Hill, Sheridan Hollow, Ten Broeck Triangle, West End, West Hill) Zoom Registration Link:

  • Neighborhood Meeting #6: Thursday, June 25th – 6:30pm – 8pm

(Bishop’s Gate, North Albany) Zoom Registration Link:

To learn more about this project, please visit the project website and watch the project introduction video. On the project website, you can also take the project survey and use a WikiMAP to provide location-specific comments about cycling and walking in the City.

Contact if you require any accommodations for the upcoming meetings or have any questions about the project.


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Rally for Albany’s South End Bikeway Link – Urgency and Benefits

Rally For Albany’s South End Bikeway Link  – Urgency and Benefits

  1. Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  2. 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  3. Albany Public Library – Main Branch
  4. 161 Washington Ave.
  5. Parking lot in rear of library on Elk Street and on the street (street meters go “off” at 6 PM).

Join other stakeholders to discuss the recreational and economic benefits “the link” offers to connect local residents and neighboring communities. Together, our voices can be heard to build a safer path to the Hudson River/downtown Albany.??????????????????????

Advocates and stakeholders will meet on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6-8 pm, Albany Public Library Main Branch, Auditorium, 161 Washington Ave., Albany.









By mid October, the 128-year-old Albany Susquehanna coal hauling rail line re-opens as a multi-use path for people on bicycles, walking, or running. It will stretch 9.3 scenic miles from Albany’s Port at Rt. 32/South Pearl St through Delmar to the Village of Voorheesville. While from Western New York, the 360-mile Erie Canalway/Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail abruptly stops at Albany’s waterfront Corning Preserve. Between the trails lay a 1.5-mile gap — one that forces cyclists onto rushing car commuters on Route 32 and neighborhood streets that are lacking any facilities for people on bicycles except for a few shared lane markings on S. Pearl St.


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APD Chief Krokoff’s Traffic Safety Initiative.

A Moment of Silence - BLOG 8-3-13 Albany Bicycle Coalition calls for safe cycling and offers support for APD Chief Krokoff’s “Traffic Safety” initiative.

August 3, 2013

Steven Krokoff, Chief
Albany Police Department
165 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany, New York 12210

Dear Chief Krokoff:

Thank you for your briefing at the July 17, 2013 meeting of the Safety Committee of the Albany Common Council. We found your planned approach to be both enlightening and encouraging. We are most interested in your plans and in working with the Albany Police Department to help on them.

We in the Albany Bicycle Coalition are concerned about cyclist behavior as it relates to their safety and to that of transit riders, pedestrians, motor vehicle operators, and, in fact, other cyclists. Our observations and those of other experienced cyclists suggest that much of the flagrant behavior is not malicious or intentional but rather derives from ignorance, lack of training, and a lack of appreciation of the impact on other road users. Our particular concerns are these:

– Riding against traffic – that is, on the left side (usually in the erroneous belief that this is safer)
– Racing (as opposed to coasting) through red lights and stop signs
– Riding on the sidewalk by those 10 years of age and older
– Riding the wrong way on one-way streets

As cycling increases in the city, and as more and more untrained or inexperienced cyclists take to the streets, we can expect an increase in the incidence of these adverse behaviors. As mentioned, we look to the Albany Police Department to develop a non-punitive way of addressing these issues.

We in the Albany Bicycle Coalition would like to support and, in fact, participate in this effort. To that end, would you consider meeting with the leadership of ABC this coming fall to brief us on your ideas and to outline how we might contribute?


Albany Bicycle Coalition

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Public Meetings on Madison Ave. Traffic Calming – April 16, 2013

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (postponed from March 25) there will be two public meetings to discuss the findings of the Madison Avenue Traffic Study/Road Diet Feasibility Study. 3 25 13 Madison Public Mtg Flyer There will be a meeting at 11:00 AM and another at 6:30 PM. They will be held at the Touhey Forum in the Lally School of Education at the College of Saint Rose, 1009 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY. The content is the same for both meeting times, so please plan on attending only one.

The City of Albany has prepared a draft traffic study that evaluates the feasibility of implementing a road diet along Madison Avenue from Lark Street to South Allen Street and along Western Avenue from South Allen Street to Manning Boulevard. Madison DRAFT Report 2 15 13

Public comments are being solicited, and you are invited to join the City’s study team at either meeting time to hear an overview of the study and to provide your input on the draft findings.

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If you have any questions, please contact Bill Trudeau, Coordinator of Traffic Engineering, at (518) 434-5791 or

Kate Lawrence, Planner
Department of Development and Planning
City of Albany
21 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-2532 x 17

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Bike Route Signage Strategy and Bike Sharing Feasibility Study

Public Workshop:

Bike Route Signage Strategy and Bike Sharing Feasibility Study

The City of Albany Department of Development and Planning, CDTC, and consultants Alta Planning + Design are conducting a study on what bike route signage is needed in the City of Albany and how bike sharing might be implemented here. Please join us on the evening of September 24th to learn more about this study and to provide your input.


Monday, September 24th, 2012

4:30 p.m. Open House (drop-in anytime)6:00 p.m. Presentation and Workshop


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WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio339 Central Ave., Albany, NY

For more information, contact Kate Lawrence at (518) 434-2532 x17

Issues that will be covered during the presentation and small-group discussion include:

• Where should bike route signs be placed?

• What types of bike route signs would be preferred?

• What are the most popular destinations and routes for bicyclists?

• Why bike share for Albany?

• What are other cities doing?

• Where should bike sharing stations be placed within the City?

• How do we ensure public safety?

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