Transportation

March 28, 2022

Cohoes – Crescent Road

In November 1935 , 350 men were employed on the Cohoes – Crescent Road project under the Albany WPA program. A budget of $66,000 was approved […]
July 18, 2019

Ride Right; Walk Left

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a wonderful place to visit. It’s a driving route that follows the historic Erie Canal route from Waterford, Cohoes and Schenectady, […]
September 28, 2018

Out to Bid!

The Town of Clifton Park is accepting bids on a project to improve access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  This will include a […]
May 8, 2018

Biking in Schenectady

I had the pleasure of accompanying City Engineer Chris Wallin and two of his staff on a loop of bike paths and neighborhood streets in downtown […]
August 4, 2017

Rexford Bridge Construction

The New Bridge connecting Rexford and Aqueduct is now open to both lanes in both directions. The next step will be completion of the approaches to […]
July 29, 2017

Bike Share Now Open!

At long last it is now possible to rent a bicycle to explore the Mohawk Towpath Byway!  There are two hubs in Schenectady very near the […]
July 21, 2016

Aqueduct

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
June 14, 2016

Early Cohoes

Before the 1800s Cohoes was a farming community along the fertile lowlands where the fingers of the Mohawk River joined the Hudson.  The Erie Canal was built […]
January 3, 2016

Protect Our Communities’ Gateways

Gateways to our communities should make a statement that the traveler has arrived, further, that this place is special and unique. Most of us enter our […]
January 30, 2015

The Cohoes Crescent Road

– Kevin Franklin, Town of Colonie Historian Originally, Cohoes Crescent Road may have been a foot path beside the south bank of the Mohawk River between […]
August 12, 2013

The Cohoes Waterford Bridge

NYSDOT is designing a bridge to replace the Route 32 bridge over the Mohawk River. Public meetings are scheduled to present alternatives. One meeting is Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Waterford-Halfmoon High School. The second is Thursday August 15 at 6:30 PM at the Cohoes Community Center.
August 4, 2013

Canal Splash! 2013

As a part of the Canal Splash! weekend, the Mohawk Towpath Byway rolled out its audio tour with 14 stops along its route.  Access the tour […]