Albany’s Skyway Park opens to pedestrians and cyclists on a former interstate exit ramp

As of late last week, New York’s capital city of Albany has a new elevated park that repurposes a stretch of underutilized freeway infrastructure while providing pedestrians and cyclists with a singular new way to access the Hudson River waterfront.

While it doesn’t appear to reach the teeming, urban-idyllic heights as New York’s most famous elevated park as far as landscaping goes (although it does possess the same development-spurring qualities), Albany’s fittingly named Skyway Park is a solid example of a 21st century infrastructural overhaul that puts people, not cars, first. Located just north of the city’s downtown core, the half-mile-long linear park (more

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