[Talk-us] Erie Canalway Trail

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 00:34:30 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 12:54 PM, Kevin Kenny
<kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>  In my neighbourhood in Niskayuna, the trail as placarded
> leaves the Mohawk-Hudson path at Blatnick Park, backtracks along River
> Road to Riverdale Road (there's a bike path on the shoulder and a
> signed crossing), and then continues on Chestnut Lane, Briar Ridge,
> Windsor Drive, Nott Street Extension, Orchard Park Drive, Morrow
> Avenue, and Niskayuna Drive. I only recently noticed the signage over
> in Old Niskayuna, and haven't yet gone over there to figure out how it
> gets back to the towpath. The path shown on the web site, which stays
> on the bike path all the way into downtown Schenectady, makes more
> sense to me, but it is NOT what is placarded! The part of the bike
> path that I use on my daily walk to work is not placarded for the
> Canalway Trail.

Egg on my face.

I misinterpreted the placards! They are marking a whole series of
approach routes TO the trail, rather than the trail itself, which in turn
explains why I found it so hard to make them into a coherent whole.

What was especially confusing is that, following the approach
routes, which are signed in only one direction, there's actually
no sign or other indication that you've got to the trail. You just come
out on River Road, with the (unsigned) Mohawk-Hudson
Bike-Hike Trail on the other side.

(I still do think we should have a route relation for the whole thing,

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