PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to improve quality of life in the Hillside North and South Neighborhoods through streetscape enhancements and the fostering of safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connections to, from, and between the Hillside North and South neighborhoods and surrounding areas including River Street and Downtown, while maintaining traffic operations on Hoosick Street, using a complete streets approach.
NEED: Due to the large volume of high-speed traffic on Hoosick Street, there is a need to minimize the negative impacts of traffic in neighborhoods and provide safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle crossings throughout the study area.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS: The City looked at ways to connect the Hillside North and Hillside South neighborhoods and link them to River Street and downtown. We want to create better connections by improving Hoosick Street and nearby streets for everyone, including walkers, bike riders, children and people with disabilities. We want to make it easy and safe to go where you want to including stores, schools and services.
The study addresses community input including:
Making it comfortable for walkers, bike riders, people using mobility aids, bus riders and drivers
Improving sidewalks, parking and lighting
Finding new uses for vacant buildings, lots and
land under the bridge
Designing a better place to do business
We hope that this project will support the community's work to reunite Hillside North and South within a safe and healthy environment.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: CITY & CDTC STAFF
CITY OF TROY
COMMISSIONER OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CITY OF TROY
Creighton- Manning Engineering is a local firm with expertise in traffic engineering, transportation planning, civil engineering, surveying and construction inspection. Creighton Manning’s team of engineers and planners have completed numerous corridor studies involving the analysis, design, and implementation of complete streets projects and are committed to the safety, health and welfare of the traveling public.
RIVER STREET PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
River Street Planning & Development is a professional planning firm that focuses on consensus and capacity building, comprehensive planning, community and economic development and resilience. River Street will conduct comprehensive public outreach to ensure extensive community feedback is gathered and heard.
PLACE Alliance is a respected multi-firm urban design consortium that specializes in design and visioning for communities.
LandArt Studio is a boutique design firm specializing in landscape architecture and urban design with an emphasis on the human experience and the proportional relationships and details that bring spaces to life and build community. LAndArt Studio will assist in the design of the neighborhood gateways and transitions.