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Posted on: July 27, 2022

City of Albany Hosts Online Public Workshop & Input Survey for Washington Park Area Complete Streets

Washington Park Complete Streets

Contact: Bill Trudeau

 Albany Complete Streets

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Division of Traffic Engineering invite residents, businesses, and community stakeholders to view an online presentation and share feedback via a survey for the Washington Park Area Complete Streets Study.  This is an opportunity to review and provide reaction to the draft recommendations for investments designed to enhance pedestrian safety, reduce traffic, and improve mobility and access for all users of Washington Park.

Residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders are encouraged to visit the study website www.albanyny.gov/CompleteStreets from July 27, 2022 to August 26, 2022 for a “Join at Your Own Pace” workshop to review the draft report and provide feedback on the draft recommendations through an online survey.

Date: July 27, 2022 to August 26, 2022

Location: www.albanyny.gov/CompleteStreets

Please email with any questions or clarifications.

The City of Albany anticipates reviewing and analyzing the public comments collected during this one-month online public workshop and survey period and utilizing that input to adjust the final proposed plan – a plan that will guide future complete streets investments in and around Washington Park.

BACKGROUND: 

The City of Albany initiated a Complete Streets Traffic Planning Study for the Washington Park Area in 2021. The study is evaluating pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic circulation within the area, using a Complete Streets approach to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel/access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.

The purpose of this complete streets study is to:

  • Identify transportation network enhancements that honor the historical nature of Washington Park.
  • Reduce or minimize the negative effects of traffic in the study area.
  • Consider mobility and access for park users of all abilities including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, emergency access, parking impacts, and special events.


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