Albany South End Connector
City of Albany, Albany County, New York
Creighton Manning led the survey and mapping, preliminary design, and final design efforts for the design and construction of a 1.5-mile trail link between the existing Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail and the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail in the City of Albany. The South End Connector link consists of both on-road separated bicycle lanes, a side-path, and an off-road trail under an elevated section of I-787. A critical step to the project involved identifying separation options for the bicycle lanes and side-path that fit within the existing curb-to-curb width and provided a safe, comfortable facility. Additional tasks included public involvement, meeting with 10 different stakeholders, coordinating with the local transit provider to integrate the trail with a bus rapid transit station, cost estimates, and permitting with NYSDOT.