SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Mayor Gary McCarthy has announced that the city will receive over $56,000 in grant funding for the creation of an urban bike infrastructure master plan.
The plan will update and expand upon the City’s 2001 Plan, which was created prior to the redevelopment that has taken place and contained several recommendations that have been, or are in the process of being completed.
Health studies have demonstrated that investments in walk-ability and bike infrastructure correlate with lower rates of obesity and other positive health and environmental outcomes including reduced carbon emissions.
Since the previous plan, significant improvements have been made the completion of the Mohawk Hudson Hike Bike Trail in the City as well as a new trail link that connects Vale Park, Central Park and downtown. Plans are underway to further extend the hike/bike trail through the Mohawk Harbor site.