- Saratoga Greenbelt Trail
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail
The Saratoga Greenbelt Trail (SGT) is a planned 24-mile shared use path that will form a continuous loop providing non-motorized connections across the city of Saratoga Springs, NY. This trail will serve as the foundation for the City’s active mobility system, with complete streets improvements forming radial spokes into the center of the city and the Saratoga County Trails network, providing connections across the county.
In 2014, the City Council unanimously approved the Saratoga Springs Greenbelt Trail Feasibility Study. This well-conceived plan documents the vision and the proposed, in-progress, and existing route through the City, the Town of Wilton, and the Town of Greenfield. On June 17th of 2020, City Council adopted an updated map to reflect additions to the trail system as well as realignments of its path.
Relevant Documents (Overall Plan and Segments)
Henry Street Pilot
Crescent Avenue - South Broadway to Nelson Avenue
Crescent Avenue and Route 50 Crossing Plans
Geyser Road Trail
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail - Geyser Road Trail
Complete. The City will be upgrading the sidewalk over the bridge in 2022.
Saratoga Greenbelt Trail - Downtown Connector
The City of Saratoga Springs will be constructing a 1.66 mile urban section of the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail starting in late April of 2022 and ending in the late fall of 2022. The new multi-use trail will start at the corner of Lake Avenue and High Rock Avenue extending up High Rock Avenue to Excelsior Avenue and terminating at the Route 50 bridge over I-87 at exit 15. The project will include a multi-use trail on one side of High Rock Avenue and Excelsior Avenue. The trail will replace the existing sidewalk with a 10 foot multi-use trail. On the opposite side of the street, the project will complete missing sidewalk segments to create a continuous pedestrian path. The Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector Trail project’s final engineered design has been approved by the NYS Department of Transportation and construction is anticipated in the summer of 2022.
To find out more details about the project, please consult the Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector Trail FAQ.
The City of Saratoga Springs is pleased to announce it has received approximately $2.67 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC Climate Protection Implementation Projects – Category 1 Clean Transportation ($1,134,333) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) -’" Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program to complete the Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector ($1,531,626). Other funding is provided through the 2017 Capital Budget, the Reserve Fund for the Purchase of Parkland and/or for Capital Improvements to Existing Parkland, Expenditure of the Subdivision Regulations and as part of its Zoning Ordinance (Section 7.2.18), as well as private development improvements.
Downtown Connector Rendering - Post construction in 2023.
Downtown Connector Rendering - After 10 Years
Written comments can be submitted via email to: Christina.Carton@Saratoga-Springs.org