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, equestrians, skiers, showshoers, dog walkers, and other trail users to travel around The City in The Country. The trail will build upon Saratoga’s 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.

Project Updates:

Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector

The City of Saratoga Springs is planning to construct a 1.66 mile multi-use trail from City Hall extending up High Rock Avenue to Excelsior Avenue and terminating at the Route 50 bridge over I-87 at exit 15. The trail will be a combination of off road side path and on road bike lanes. The Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector Trail project is currently in the preliminary design and environmental review phase. The City will present the preliminary design after completion to the public for comment.

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.

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Relevant Documents

Saratoga Greenbelt Trail Feasibility Study

Saratoga Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector DRAFT Preliminary Engineered Plan Map

March 4, 2019 SGT Downtown Connector Presentation

SGT Downtown Connector Draft Design Report