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Old 08-09-2018, 10:57 PM
 
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A segment about the project: https://www.news10.com/video/albany-...100/1358115717
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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This looks awesome, kind of like a NYC style high line. More interactive green spaces like this is what we need.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:48 AM
 
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About time.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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Greenspaces are nice, but this is only usable 3-4 months of the year. The rest of the time it will be buried under thick layer of snow and ice or filled with wet decaying leaves during the fall. In another place, cleaning snow and leaves aren't an issue, but given the priorities now in city hall . . .

Money is better spent creating more underground passageways like in Minneapolis, Toronto, or Rochester. Much wiser use of money.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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Greenspaces are nice, but this is only usable 3-4 months of the year. The rest of the time it will be buried under thick layer of snow and ice or filled with wet decaying leaves during the fall. In another place, cleaning snow and leaves aren't an issue, but given the priorities now in city hall . . .

Money is better spent creating more underground passageways like in Minneapolis, Toronto, or Rochester. Much wiser use of money.
Only 3-4 months? I’d say from roughly April/May to October/November.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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Only 3-4 months? I’d say from roughly April/May to October/November.
3-4 months. April snowstorms happen with regularity. Guaranty the city is not going to take chance of a slip lawsuit. October snowstorms are infrequent, but rains and leaves will make the walkways as slippery as the Northway to Montreal. 3-4 months.

(The inability of the Capital District to fathom that it is located in really an inhospitable weather zone is mind-boggling - windy wet falls, winters alternating between windy bitter cold and wet snow masses, rainy and repeated snowy springs.)
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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3-4 months. April snowstorms happen with regularity. Guaranty the city is not going to take chance of a slip lawsuit. October snowstorms are infrequent, but rains and leaves will make the walkways as slippery as the Northway to Montreal. 3-4 months.

(The inability of the Capital District to fathom that it is located in really an inhospitable weather zone is mind-boggling - windy wet falls, winters alternating between windy bitter cold and wet snow masses, rainy and repeated snowy springs.)
I don't know about this, especially given that the Albany area gets less snowfall on average than other parts of Upstate NY. Yes, those months can be fickle, but it can vary greatly.


Again, the 3-4 months statement doesn't seem to be that accurate. https://www.usclimatedata.com/climat...tates/usny0011


Intellicast - Albany Historic Weather Averages in New York (12210)


Also, I would think that the DPW would be responsible for clearing the Skyway once it is up.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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I don't know about this, especially given that the Albany area gets less snowfall on average than other parts of Upstate NY. Yes, those months can be fickle, but it can vary greatly.


Again, the 3-4 months statement doesn't seem to be that accurate. https://www.usclimatedata.com/climat...tates/usny0011


Intellicast - Albany Historic Weather Averages in New York (12210)


Also, I would think that the DPW would be responsible for clearing the Skyway once it is up.
I would think that DPW would be responsible for that, too. If they actually will is another question.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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Not going to happen... it's a pie in the sky idea much like the I-98 project in Northern NY. As many of the elevated roadways (see 690-81 in Syracuse or a lot of 787 in downtown Albany) are coming to the end of their useful lives...there does has to be a plan for the future. However, the Skyway is too ambitious and too costly for Albany...especially since the downstate politicians control Albany and over 80 percent of the tax dollars are coming from Westchester County and south. Spending money on that kind of Boondoggle in Albany (which has the perception of being a tax dollar black hole...) would not fly in most of the State anyway...
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