– Enhancements, 2019-2020

ABC Project: enhancements, Jan. 2019 – Sep. 2020
Contact: Glenn Sandberg,

New features
shown as brown dotted lines. Walk bikes where mandated by local laws and yield to pedestrians. Sidewalks must be used when bikes aren’t permitted in automobile lanes and no bike path exists (e.g. Dunn Memorial Bridge; Rt. 378 Troy-Menands bridge).
Restroom icons Public restrooms are shown in public parks and visitor centers. Clicking the icon gives location, and contact data for the owning agency.
Bike shop icons All known full-service bike shops in Albany and Schenectady counties now included.

New Routes now serving Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties
Annotated Map, PDF version (opens in a new tab)

  1. Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail (MHBHT) extended, Cohoes through Schenectady.
  2. Bike path to Peebles Island Path runs from Green Island, across Black Bridge, to Peebles Island Park.
  3. Colonie Connector Six Mile Waterworks Park, bike path to Rapp Road, bike path and bike lanes near airport, ending at Lions Park Niskayuna
  4. Green Island to Cohoes bike path entrance Connects Troy and Watervliet to the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail.
  5. South Troy to Lansingburgh via bike lanes, shared lanes, local streets, and Uncle Sam multiuse trail
  6. Six Mile Waterworks to The Crossings, Colonie Two routes provided via Railroad Ave.: west route uses Northway Mall parking lot; Colonie Center east parking lot; ends at Ciccotti family center. East route connects to far east end of The Crossings at Prince Ct. / Maria Dr. The Crossings’ numerous multiuse paths are included.
  7. Clinton Ave. to Albany Rural Cemetery 3.5 miles, primarily on-street bike lanes. From Palace Theater via Northern Blvd. and Van Rensselaer Blvd. bike lanes to Albany Rural Cemetery.
  8. Rail trail extended to Voorheesville Entire Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail (ACHHRT) is now included, ending at the Voorheesville terminus. (From there, local streets lack adequate shoulders, so the map doesn’t extend any further.)
  9. Western Ave. bike lanes, Guilderland On-street bike lanes now extend from UAlbany main entrance to Fuller Road.
  10. Dunn Memorial Bridge Difficult to find the Albany entrance on site; the map will help show the way. Dotted-brown line instructs riders to walk bikes, yield to pedestrians.
  11. South End Connector Officially opened by City of Albany July 7, 2020. Connects ACHHRT Pearl St. trailhead to south terminus of MHBHT.
  12. Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Connects from ACHHRT to Orchard St., continuing to just past Five Rivers. (Steep hill west of New Scotland South Rd / Rt. 308 makes it impractical to continue further west.) A separate branch proceeds southeast along scenic Meads Lane.
  13. Delmar bike routes As shown on village planning documents, Delmar has several marked bike routes along quiet residential streets. These include Darroch Rd., Winnie Rd., Murray Ave., and Parkwyn Dr.
  14. Delmar to Henry Hudson Town Park This 10 mile (each way) route is suitable for average cyclists in good condition looking for a longer scenic route. It mainly uses streets identified in village planning documents for bikes/pedestrians. It ends at the large Henry Hudson Town Park, which has numerous recreational opportunities.
  15. Schenectady (1) Alco Heritage Trail from Stockade to waterfront, Harborside Dr., and MHBHT (2) MHBHT extended from Jay St. through downtown, and out to Rotterdam.

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