Category Archives: Riding in Albany

Whack the Walker …

Box Score = 7

  1. 1/14/16 – Colleen A. Burke, 69, of Saratoga Springs used her Mini Cooper to strike Damon E. Hinchcliff, 40 of Clifton Park who was crossing Rt. 9 near the Saratoga Springs city line at 8:41 pm.
  2. 1/8/16 – Motor vehicle hit and killed a 79-year-old man who was crossing State St. and Veeder Ave., Schenectady.
  3. 1/4/16 – Car traveling west on Columbia Tpk. left the roadway, ran over road signs, and killed Paul Greene, 50, of Rensselaer who was standing on the shoulder.
  4. 12/14/15 – Van hit and caused fatal injuries to Paul Williman, 75, of Troy, who was crossing Hoosick St., Troy.

    The Force Be With You

    May the Force Be With You

  5. 12/9/15 – Motor vehicle struck and killed Jodey Farrell, 81, as she made her way to a bus stop on Van Rensselaer Blvd., Menands.
  6. 12/6/15 – Motor vehicle fatally hit Marine Corps veteran Zachary Unser, 2009 graduate of Colonie Central High, who was walking across Central Ave., Colonie at Osborne Rd.
  7. 12/6/15 – Maria Lentini of Saratoga Springs struck and killed Patrick Duff with her SUV. Duff, 30, of Clifton Park, died on Rt. 9, Halfmoon. Lentini, 30, was charged with leaving the scene of the accident and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies.

SOURCES: Albany Times Union with special thanks to columnist Chris Churchill who seems to be the singular voice supporting roadway sanity.

Ed Note – Of the three “Es” of traffic safety – Engineering, Education, and Enforcement – only the first is of real consequence. The roads and streets we have where people get run down and killed or injured did not land here from Mars – they were proposed, approved, designed, and built by the New York State Department of Transportation and by county and city highway departments. The excessive lane widths, absence of pedestrian “bump outs” and refuges, poor signalization, and obliterated markings are all planned conscious acts and decisions. You can “educate” and “enforce” all day long but if the streets are planned to encourage speeding, lane changing, right (and even left and straight) after pause, and so on, these efforts will be of momentary effect. Passing out flyers and posting signs or telling pedestrians to wear reflective clothing are all nice but not a solution.

 If you are content with this, just change the channel.

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Great Weather for Riding in Albany

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Erie Canal Trail Count -1

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The “Man”

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Erie Canal Trail Count -2

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Erie Canal Trail Count -3
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Great ridin’ . . .
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Through the park . . .

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Gotta helmet, gotta bike  . . .

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Around the Pond . . .

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Future Advocates

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Riding In Albany – 1st Friday

Brick's Barber Shop

Brick’s Barber Shop

Pushin' PBLs with Mirim Going to Portland ME

Pushin’ PBLs with Mirim Going to Portland ME

Cruisn'

Cruisn’

Through the PArk

Through the Park

Mom

Mom

On Patrol

On Patrol

Great Day

Great Day

Safer on the Sidewalk

Safer on the Sidewalk

Back pack

Back pack

Cruising in the Park

Cruising in the Park

Sidewalk Rider

Sidewalk Rider

Nice Day

Nice Day

Secured at Healthy on Lark

Secured at Healthy on Lark

Too Young for the Street?

Too Young for the Street?

Dad

Dad

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Riding in Albany – a Sunny Day in August

Cruisin'

Cruisin’

Out and About

Out and About

It's a

It’s a “walkway” not a “bikeway”

Secure?

Secure?

Safe on the Sidewalk

Safe on the Sidewalk

Sittin' with Kindle

Sittin’ with Kindle

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Riding in Albany – End of July

Granpa

Grandpa

Conflict - Step #1

Conflict – Step #1

Conflict - Step #2

Conflict – Step #2

Cool Down . . .

Cool Down . . .

Always Exciting

Always Exciting

Another Positive Step

Another Positive Step

Lunch in the Park

Lunch in the Park

Waiting to Cross

Waiting to Cross

Phone + Sidewalk = ?

Phone + Sidewalk = ?

In a hurry

In a hurry

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