Capital Region Trails Summit

Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail 2017-July v2

The Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail.

There's a Capital Region Trails Summit at the Capitol May 10 to talk about a bunch of issues related to walking and bike trails. Event blurbage:

Panelists will include state and local leaders, and pedestrian and bike advocates highlighting walking and biking trail expansion and development across the region, including the Empire State Trail, Albany County Rail Trail and numerous on and off-road bike and pedestrian paths in between! Panelists will discuss the serious economic impact, tourism and health benefits of the present and future multi-use trails; share information on financial and regulatory barriers, and promote and coordinate the efforts underway.

The agenda topics include trail expansion, waterfront access, bike lanes, sidewalks, business growth and infrastructure. The event is being hosted by Assembly member Pat Fahy.

It's Thursday, May 10 from 8-10:30 am (program starts at 8:30 am) in the Assembly Parlor at the Capitol. It's free, but you must register because of limited seating.

Earlier:
+ High traffic spots on the area's walk/bike trails
+ Looking ahead on the future of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail
+ The plan to connect two major bike paths at the Albany waterfront
+ The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

Comments

Bikers with helmets, i.e. Tour de France-rs, are still ignoring the diversion erected at the Adams St. & Hudson Ave location on the Rail Trail! There is car traffic crossing the Rail Trail quite a bit. I bike on the Rail Trail myself and would remind the other bikers that they do not have the right of way. These people are the ones that force me to avoid the Rail Trail on weekends.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Lewis Black at Troy Music Hall

Comedian Lewis Black will be back in town for a stand-up show at the Troy Music Hall March 16. Tickets go on sale to the... (more)

Debbie's Kitchen has returned

Important lunch news update: Debbie's Kitchen re-opened Monday. (We've included a menu and a few pics.) Debbie Klauber announced back in August that she was... (more)

Metroplex at 20

This year is the 20th anniversary of the formation of Metroplex, the economic development authority that's backed by Schenectady County sales tax revenue -- some... (more)

Drawing: Tickets for Troy Prom -- a prom for adults -- at Takk House

Takk House is again hosting Troy Prom this November 24. It is "a grown-up themed dance party for anyone who might need to replace or... (more)

There's another public meeting coming up to talk about ideas for 1 Monument Square

The fifth major attempt to redevelop the 1 Monument Square site in the heart of downtown Troy takes another step November 5 with a public... (more)