Policy & Design Manual

The City of Albany, along with the Capital District Transportation Committee and MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, are developing a Complete Streets Policy and Design Manual in compliance with complete streets legislation that was passed by Albany's Common Council in 2013.

The Design Manual will provide street design guidelines that fit with and enhance existing physical conditions, land use context and neighborhood character. The guidelines will draw from the existing legislation, policies and Albany 2030 initiatives to improve and establish connections between neighborhoods and City centers, while providing a safer, more efficient transportation network for multiple users.

The first public meeting to gather input for the upcoming policy document took place in October at The Linda (WAMC's Perfroming Arts Studio).  Pedestrians and cyclists provided valuable insight about their experiences and concerns while traveling around the City.  The second public meeting, to review the Draft Policy & Design Manual took place in June at the Albany Main Branch Library.

Presentations and meeting materials, along with the Draft Complete Streets Manual are provided below.  The FINAL manual is expected to be complete and in circulation this fall.

Complete Streets Public Meeting


Complete Streets Photos


Chris Spencer (cspencer@albanyny.gov), Planning Director
Department of Planning & Development
(518) 465-6066

Carrie Ward (cward@cdtcmpo.org), Transportation Planner
Captial District Transportation Committee
(518) 458-2161


From The Mayor's Office