Albany Bicycle Master Plan

Total Study Cost: $75,000 consultant effort

upwpDescription: The Bicycle Master Plan was initiated by the City of Albany to identify a network of bicycle routes to improve cycling as a viable mode of transportation throughout the City. The network will support a safe and healthy transportation alternative that is paramount to achieving sustainability and enhancing quality of life. The benefits of cycling are significant to individuals, communities and the environment. The plan recommends a bikeway network to be implemented over the next 20 years comprised of major bikeways, neighborhood routes, multiuse trails, Hudson River crossings, and areas for future connections. In addition, the plan recommends a number of supporting projects including a
bicycling education campaign, pilot bicycle infrastructure installations which focus on the use of sharrows (shared lane pavement markings) and the installation of bike racks throughout the City. Additional recommendations include exploration of a bike share program, the development of a bike route signage strategy, support for ongoing biking encouragement programs, and the incorporation of bike parking in the site plan review process.

This study was completed in December 2009.

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Sponsors: CDTC and the City of Albany

docxUPWP TEXT Consultant: IBI Group in association with Rick Manning Landscape Architect