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City of Albany to Host Curb Extension and Bicycle Boulevard Demonstration to Solicit Feedback on Potential Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements

September 16, 2020

Date: September 16, 2020 
Contact: Yasmine Robinson 
Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Development 

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ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development is hosting the second temporary demonstration project to test potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements and collect feedback for the ongoing update to the City of Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The first temporary curb extension demonstration was held September 11-13, 2020, at the intersection of Eagle Street and Morton Avenue. 

September 18-21, 2020, a temporary curb extension at Brevator Street and Melrose Avenue, will test a potential method to make intersection crossings easier and safer for pedestrians by reducing the crossing distance and speeds of vehicles entering the intersection.  There will also be a bicycle boulevard demonstration along Melrose Avenue. Bicycle boulevards are neighborhood streets that use slower speeds and signage to make it safer and more attractive for cyclists of all abilities to ride. 

Planning Department Staff will be available at the following times to receive feedback on cycling and walking in Albany: 

Melrose Avenue and Brevator Street 
  • September 18: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
  • September 19: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
The Department has also developed a series of methods for those who live in, work in, or visit Albany to share ideas, experiences, and suggestions in ways that are suited to social distancing: 
The City of Albany's Department of Planning and Development is working on this project with its partner, the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and consultants Nelson\Nygaard, Creighton Manning, and Behan Planning. This update of the City’s Bike/Ped Master Plan is funded by CDTC’s 2019-2020 Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program.