CDTA is committed to reducing the Capital Region's carbon footprint and promoting sustainability to enhance the built environment. In addition to CDTA's work on improving accessibility and mobility by expanding transportation options, we also works with local partners to support complete street design, road diets, and safe pedestrian crossings among the many pieces of transit oriented development.
As part of the new Purple Line Project, CDTA is making pedestrian improvements at intersections throughout the Washington/Western Avenue corridor. These improvements not only benefit customers that use CDTA services, but all pedestrians in the corridor.
Through BRT construction projects like the recently completed Blue Line or the Purple Line, CDTA is making a significant investment in improving regional pedestrian infrastructure. CDTA has installed 118 ADA curb ramps, painted 117 crosswalks, and installed new or replaced 100 pedestrian push buttons. CDTA has also replaced or added 9.5 miles of sidewalk, which is about the distance from Washington Park in Albany to Frear Park in Troy! Talk about enhanced accessibility!
Pedestrian improvements are planned at 12 locations as part of the current Purple Line and Red Line Refresh BRT projects. Construction has already begun at Brevator and Belvidere, Quail, and Partridge, so keep and eye out for more improvements!