- Saratoga Greenbelt Trail
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail
The Saratoga Greenbelt Trail (SGT) is a visionary 24 mile/39 km shared use path that forms a continuous loop connecting the city of Saratoga Springs, NY. This is a unique project, with the potential to transform our community by creating a new green infrastructure for active transportation and recreation. The SGT will create a safe pathway for runners, bicyclists, pedestrians, skiers, snowshoers, dog walkers, and other trail users to travel around "The City in The Country". The trail will build upon Saratoga Spings unique heritage of Health, History and Horses, with a design that highlights the local landscape, heritage and culture of Saratoga. The benefits of the trail will improve the economy, environment and quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.
To create the 24-mile trail, the City is working to link currently existing trail segments - Spring Run Trail, Railroad Run Trail, Bog Meadow Trail, and the trails in the Saratoga Spa State Park - with new segments currently in development. These new segments include: Geyser Road Trail, Downtown Connector Trail, Crescent Avenue, and the Downtown Extender (Henry Street is one section of this project). Two project updates are below.
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail - Geyser Road Trail
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail - Downtown Connector
The City of Saratoga Springs is in the final planning stages to construct a 1.66 mile urban section of the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail. The new multi-use trail will start at the corner of Lake Avenue and High Rock Avenue extending up High Rock Avenue to Excelsior Avenue and terminating at the Route 50 bridge over I-87 at exit 15. The project will include a multi-use trail on one side of High Rock Avenue and Excelsior Avenue. The trail will replace the existing sidewalk with a 10 foot multi-use trail. On the opposite side of the street, the project will complete missing sidewalk segments to create a continuous pedestrian path. The Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector Trail project’s preliminary design has been approved by the NYS Department of Transportation and is currently in the right-of way acquisition phase.
The City of Saratoga Springs is pleased to announce it has received approximately $2.67 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC Climate Protection Implementation Projects – Category 1 Clean Transportation ($1,134,333) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) -’" Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program to complete the Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector ($1,531,626). Other funding is provided through the 2017 Capital Budget, the Reserve Fund for the Purchase of Parkland and/or for Capital Improvements to Existing Parkland, Expenditure of the Subdivision Regulations and as part of its Zoning Ordinance (Section 7.2.18), as well as private development improvements.
Written comments can be submitted via email to: Christina.Carton@Saratoga-Springs.org