Over the course of this planning effort, there has been a variety of ways for the public to participate and be involved in the decision making regarding future trail connections. We want to continue to hear from you! What new bike and pedestrian connections would you like to see created? Review the Draft Capital District Trails Plan and email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th.
Below describes the public outreach process for this planning initiative.
Interactive wiki Trail-Maker Map (Now Live!)
Have an idea for a new trail route which is needed in your area? Help us by contributing thoughts via our new interactive wikimap, where you can add desired new trail routes, identify missing trails which already exist, or adding points of interest that trail users should know about. You can even upload photos of places for discussion.
We have completed hosting stakeholder meetings in Saratoga, Rensselaer, Albany and Schenectady counties. Thank you to everyone who attended! We obtained a lot of useful ideas and are currently reviewing all of the input to begin developing ideas for the Trail Plan.
Public Survey (Now Closed)
Thank you for participating in the Online Survey. The survey is now closed. We will be tabulating the results and will post them here in the coming weeks.
If you would like to be notified about an upcoming meeting or event in your area, you can sign up for email notifications. Simply send an email to email@example.com with the request, and be sure to include the the name of the county (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga) you are most interested in.
Spread the Word
Feel free to help spread the word about this effort and local planning events with others who enjoy the outdoors. Join us on Facebook and Twitter (@MPOCDTC) - Using hashtag #518Trails.
Interactive Wiki Trail-Maker Map
This interactive Trail-Maker Map below allows you to add desired new trail routes or notes points of interest to a map of your area. Help us by adding your ideas and thoughts! This interactive online map works with both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. See instructions below.
Click here to view a larger full page version of the map.
INSTRUCTIONS: To begin editing the wikimap, please provide an email address in the pop-up box, or select 'Anonymous' for any comments. Your email address, if provided, will not be visible to other users.
To begin editing the map, select the 3 horizontal white lines in the upper right corner to open a drop-down menu. Use this menu to select "Routes" or "Points" , which then allow you to add line or point features to the map.
You can navigate the map by ZOOMING in or out with your mouse scroll-wheel, PAN side to side by holding down left mouse button and moving the mouse.
You can also turn on/off the different layers which show comments/edits by other users by clicking on the "3-pages" icon in the upper right corner of the map itself.
If you have comments, suggestions or questions please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Capital District Transportation Committee is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy and Saratoga Springs metropolitan areas. To learn more please visit www.cdtcmpo.org or email us at email@example.com.