Ramping up

downtown Albany Broadway pedestrian bridge bike ramps

New-to-us pedestrian and bike infrastructure, a continuing (?) series: Jodi pointed out to us on Twitter this week that there are now bike ramps along the stairs leading to the pedestrian bridge that connects Corning Riverfront Park/Jennings Landing and downtown Albany. That's her pic above.

We hadn't seen ramps like this before. And while it might not be a big thing, it is another way of 1) making things a little easier for cyclists and 2) communicating that, yes, there's a place for bikes here.

Which reminds us... we have to get over Corning Riverfront Park and check out how the pedestrian and bike upgrades project is coming along. We've spotted the (very, very) green bike lane in a few spots lately.

(Thanks, Jodi!)

Earlier on AOA:
+ (blink) pedestrian crossing (blink)
+ Adapting to the Madison Ave Road Diet
+ Connecting Albany's riverfront park

Comments

In the Netherlands, these are normal, especially at stairs in train stations. Usually molded/cut into the concrete or stone stairs. Slide your wheels in and push your bike up, or ease it down. Awesome.

YES! Thanks Jodi and AOA!

The green bike lanes are great! Any idea if they will be on the entire length of the Corning Trail? I think this would also be nice on the paved part of the Helderberg Trail. Maybe not the green color, but the line might help bikers and pedestrians share the path a little better.

We saw this in Norway... would love to have one on the Blatnick Hill in Niskayuna!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zipZ5kwhFfs

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