Schenectady County to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Bike Trail Extension Feasibility Report

June 12, 2018

(Schenectady County, NY)  Schenectady County will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to discuss the feasibility of extending the new Alco Heritage Trail from its terminus at River Street in the Front Street neighborhood to Riverside Park in the City of Schenectady. The meeting will be held from 6:30 PM until 7:45 PM at the Schenectady County Library’s McChesney Room, 99 Clinton Street in downtown Schenectady.

The Bike Trail Extension Feasibility Study was funded by the Metroplex Development Authority in partnership with the New York State Department of State through Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council.  Currently, Schenectady County and Metroplex are finishing up work on the Alco Heritage Trail which runs from River Street along the Mohawk River through the former Alco site (now Mohawk Harbor) to Freeman’s Bridge Road and Maxon Road extension where it connects to the NYS Canalway Trail.

The feasibility study looks at various options for connecting the Alco Heritage Trail to Riverside Park linking the Trail at the Western Gateway Bridge and Schenectady County Community College back to the NYS Canalway Trail.  A series of options for connecting the trail will be reviewed at the public meeting with the goal of improving the continuity of the off road trail system and providing a safe route for trail users wishing to travel via the Alco Heritage Trail  along the south shore of the Mohawk River and then reconnect to the statewide trail.

The project was recommended by the City of Schenectady’s Bike infrastructure Master Plan in 2017.

The potential trail plans will be available for review at the meeting. A brief presentation on the project will take place at 6:30 PM followed by public comment.

All are welcome to attend.

Joe McQueen
Director of Communications, Schenectady County
(518) 388-4772

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