More people than ever will soon have safe, easy access to the Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) in Schenectady County thanks to federal funding from the Capital District Transportation Committee. In the town of Niskayuna, two new multi-use spur trails will be constructed to safely connect the ECT with hundreds of households and a popular soccer complex.
Especially welcome will be the additional installation of safer access control devices at trailheads in the town of Rotterdam, replacing the outdated bollards and gates originally used to stop vehicles from entering the trail. The Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail have long advocated for this change.
The trail enhancements represent about $500,000 of the $4.6 million in grant funding that Schenectady County was awarded from the Capital District Transportation Committee to improve its road, trail, and sidewalk network.