South End Connector trail reimagination meeting set for Tuesday

Albany County
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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development is hosting its first public meeting on making the South End Connector more engaging.

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The meeting is just the first in a series on reimagining a key portion of the newly opened connector for the benefit of cyclists and pedestrians. To participate in the virtual discussion, sign up online with Zoom.

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Opened in July, the South End Connector links the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and the Mohawk Hudson Bike-Hike Trail. It’s the city’s first two-way cycle path, and Albany is looking for ideas to make it even more appealing and user-friendly, particularly the section running beneath Interstate 787.

The public meeting will feature a project overview and small group discussions letting participants share impressions of the trail and visions for its future. This project team will design several potential options based on such feedback.

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