- Missing Sidewalk Links
Missing Sidewalk Links
ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Sidewalk Links Open House
THURSDAY JUNE 24 FROM 3 PM UNTIL 7 PM
Saratoga Springs Recreation Center,
15 Vanderbilt Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The City of Saratoga Springs will be hosting the first Missing Sidewalk Links Open House at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center, 15 Vanderbilt Ave Thursday June 24th from 3 PM until 7 PM. The City invites interested residents and property owners to stop in anytime between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to meet City staff and learn more about the project. Staff will have plans on hand for your review and comments. Comment forms will be available at the meeting.
“Transportation and mobility is not just about moving vehicles, it is rather about moving people.”
2015 City of Saratoga Springs Comprehensive Plan
MAP OF NEW SIDEWALK SEGEMENTS
1. SEWARD ST. FROM PEARL ST. TO MORGAN ST.
2. FIRST ST. FROM STATE ST. TO N. BROADWAY
3. STATE ST. FROM FIRST ST. TO THIRD ST.
4. THIRD ST. FROM STATE ST. TO N. BROADWAY
5. EAST AVE. FROM N. BROADWAY TO BRYAN ST.
6. EAST AVE. FROM MAPLE AVE. TO EXCELSIOR AVE.
7. EAST AVE. FROM BINGHAM ST. TO AVERY ST.
8. VANDERBILT AVE. FROM CRESCENT ST. TO FENLON ST.
9. W. FENLON ST. FROM RT. 50 TO RT. 9
10. CONGRESS AVE. FROM WEST AVE. TO NEW ST.
11. GRAND AVE. FROM WEST AVE. TO HYDE ST.
Sidewalks play a crucial role in our city - from basic transportation and accessibility to community cohesiveness and viability. Sidewalks unite us with people and places. They promote healthy lifestyles and increase safety. By taking people and children out of the road, sidewalks provide a safe space to get to us where we are going.
USA Today has voted Saratoga Springs as one of America’s best Downtowns. With 94 miles of sidewalks, and an award winning “main street”, we have been designated a Bronze-Level Walk Friendly Community. But we can do better by joining our downtown to more neighborhoods and places.
The Missing Sidewalk Links Program will help the City achieve this goal. Missing Sidewalk Links prioritizes the construction of missing sidewalk segments that lie within a one-mile radius of the City’s urban core. This one-mile radius was determined as a high priority because of its high concentration of schools, parks, businesses, public facilities, public transportation stops, medical facilities, and residences. The locations were selected utilizing the "Pedestrian Networks and Facilities" chapter in the City of Saratoga Springs 2016 Complete Streets Plan as well as coordination with the Department of Public Works. The sidewalks will be built in the City right-of-way or existing highway boundary. Locations of the sidewalks will be determined by survey and designed by engineers. Public outreach will begin in the summer of 2020 after the surveying is complete and when the potential locations of the sidewalks are better understood.
The project is funded by a $1.52 million grant through the 2019-2024 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Federal funding provides 80% of the funding with the City providing 20% - roughly $380,000.
The City of Saratoga Springs has hired Barton and Loguidice, an engineering firm, to provide preliminary and final design services.
Sidewalk FAQs and City Plans:
To find out more, contact:
Tina Carton, Administrator of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation