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Effort will evaluate, and plan for improvements to, the City of Troy’s public pedestrian infrastructure to ensure accessibility for all.

CDTC and the City of Troy will work with LaBella Associates to evaluate the accessibility of pedestrian infrastructure on City-owned and maintained streets. Sidewalks, curb ramps, and other pedestrian infrastructure are subject to accessibility requirements under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and therefore, when viewed in their entirety, must be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Beginning in May, LaBella staff will be walking all 140+ miles of sidewalks within the City of Troy to evaluate pedestrian infrastructure including curb ramps, sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, and pedestrian accessible transit stops, as well as city-owned multi-use trails that are paved.

The project is expected to conclude in the winter of 2023 and will provide a Self-Analysis with a comprehensive City-wide dataset of basic accessibility condition information, as well as a Transition Plan to bring pedestrian infrastructure to compliance over time. This information will assist Troy to prioritize the work it has been undertaking to maintain and rehabilitate sidewalks and other infrastructure.

The City and CDTC will be seeking public input into the Transition Plan, and most importantly into the factors that should be considered in setting priorities for improvements, which could, for example, include areas near schools or libraries. A copy of the draft Transition Plan will be provided and made available on the City’s website for public review and comment. If you would like to be informed of the project as it progresses, please contact Steven Strichman – City of Troy Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development by calling 518-279-7166.

“CDTC is proud to partner with the City of Troy to improve accessibility in the Capital Region,” said CDTC Executive Director Sandy Misiewicz. “Troy has a robust pedestrian network that not only serves the over 9,000 City residents who have a disability but also its many employees and visitors.” said Misiewicz added.

City of Troy Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden: “It is important to our families that we have a walkable and accessible city, which is why I’ve directed the City of Troy to work with LaBella Associates to improve pedestrian infrastructure and ensure ease of use for neighbors of all abilities. When we center city improvements around equity, we create healthier neighborhoods, draw more people into our communities and give families a better chance at getting ahead. I look forward to reviewing this report’s recommendations and implementing real-world solutions to give us all a brighter future.”