In anticipation of the upcoming launch of the BusPlus Purple Line, CDTA has completed significant improvements to pedestrian infrastructure at UAlbany Downtown Campus, Quail Street, Partridge/St. Rose, Allen/Madison, and Harriman West/ETEC stations. You may notice new sections of sidewalks, new crosswalks and new ADA accessible curb ramps along with push buttons for pedestrian signals. These investments, will enhance communities surrounding the new BRT line, while improving customer safety, accessibility, and walkability of the area.
The reconstructed sidewalks and crosswalks have been thoughtfully designed to cater to all individuals, with ADA-compliant ramps seamlessly integrated at every station intersection. High visibility crosswalks clearly mark where pedestrians walk, making it clear to drivers that they need to stop when traffic lights are red.
The sidewalks at the BusPlus stations have special snow melt pads as heated sidewalks eliminate the need for salt and reducing snow clearance at stops, while significantly prioritizing customer safety and convenience.
These enhancements reflect CDTA's commitment to its communities, improving neighborhood mobility that benefits not only the BusPlus Purple Line customers, but all pedestrians.