Setting the City on a path to achieve Albany 2030 requires strategic planning and action. Through public consensus, eight Sustainability Building Blocks were generated to help define the interrelationships amongst priorities listed in Albany 2030 and to help guide their implementation as we work to reach our desired future.
Albany’s historic network of streets and buildings has evolved since the City’s early foundation as a trading post and Port location in the 17th century. Other transportation modes, such as rail and regional air travel have also influenced Albany’s urbanization and identity as a favorable and centralized hub.
Albany seeks to diversify the ways that neighborhoods and commercial centers are connected to each other through the development of an extensive, efficient and safe network of complete streets.
Many improvements are still needed to reduce vehicular traffic and increase safety and convenience for cyclists and pedestrians. Creating an efficient multi-modal Transportation system is ideal for providing different options for movement in and around the City (e.g., bike, public transit, walking, auto).
By supporting alternative modes of travel, a community is more sustainable and efficient, reducing traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing healthier lifestyles and neighborhood (re)development opportunities.
Key components within Albany 2030 that function to define Transportation and that interrelate with other Sustainability Building Blocks include....
- Vehicular Travel
- Port/Freight Movement
- Air Transportation