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Enhancements Made To County Rail Trail

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has unveiled enhancements to the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

Since the paved portion of the trail opened in May 2016 from New Scotland to South Pearl Street in Albany, it has fast become part of daily life for local residents and visitors seeking a place to walk or ride and enjoy nature. Some cyclists even use the trail for the commute to work. McCoy announced Capital Roots has donated a bike repair station at the Albany trail head.  "So if you get a flat tire or if you need to fix your bike, the tools are gonna be right there," said McCoy.

Additionally, the rail trail, Ann Lee Pond and Lawson Lake County park will all have sunscreen stations. "To remind people please put the sun lotion on. Be healthy. We want you to protect your skin from skin cancer and still enjoy the rail trail at the same time."

The 9-mile Rail Trail corridor is owned by Albany County and is a shared-use path that accommodates all types of non-motorized traffic.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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