CDTC and the City of Rensselaer complete study to improve pedestrian, bicycle, motor vehicle, and transit connections to the Rensselaer Waterfront.

CDTC and the City of Rensselaer announce the completion of the Waterfront Connectivity Study, an exploration of potential options to improve pedestrian, bicycle, motor vehicle, and transit connections to the waterfront in Rensselaer.

The study, which began in the summer of 2022, examined existing conditions, reviewed previous studies, and collected input from the public to draft, evaluate, and recommend conceptual improvements aimed at reducing vehicle speeds, improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities and safety, providing pedestrian and bicycle amenities, providing connections to existing multi-modal infrastructure, and implementing access management strategies. The study scope of work was completed by a consultant team led by MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

The study is a product of CDTC’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). CDTC provides funding for local governments to prepare community-based transportation and land use plans consistent with New Visions 2050 planning and investment principles, through the UPWP.  

To explore the recommended concepts for improving safe access to the Rensselaer waterfront, read the full report or visit the project website.

“Rensselaer’s waterfront is highly valued by the local community and uniquely situated along the Hudson River in the Capital Region. This study complements years of planning to develop the City’s waterfront by identifying opportunities to create safe access to our waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles. By building our waterfront parks and trails network and connecting it with the rest of the community through these access improvements, we look forward to what development will follow.” said Ketura Vics, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Rensselaer.