Talk: Jeff Olson talks about Trails Today

Jeff Olson, principal at Alta Planning + Design will talk about trails today. Jeff developed the Saranac River Trail feasibility study (back in 2006!) and is now working on the Greenway Extension Feasibility Study. He'll talk and take questions about trails today -- not just our Saranac River Trail, but also trail and bike sharing projects elsewhere.


Kick off the Columbus Day weekend with Jeff. Bring your questions, and feel free to bring a sandwich for the lunchtime gathering at 11 AM on Friday, October 9, 2015 in the Community Room at City Hall.


Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs. Jeff teaches America’s first university course in bicycle and pedestrian planning, and is Co-Director of the UAlbany Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure, which creates model plans connecting public works with public health. He is a frequent inspirational speaker at conferences, public meetings and other events.

Saranac River Trail Feasibility Study (DRAFT FINAL)

Download the final draft and (separately) the appendices (Click Read more if not visible here). There will be a public meeting the last week of October. Register on this site for more info the final date of the public meeting. Add your comments here. If you don't see the Comments button, log in or register using the links at left. We don't share our mailing list with anyone, and out email messages are short and infrequent.

Saranac River Trail: Phase 2 Public Meeting

Draft design report to be discussed at public meeting 5 PM Thursday, September 17, 2015. City Council Chambers followed by informal discussion in Community Room.

Photo Trek II - October 10, 2015, 10AM

Here's a photo by Don Craig from the first Photo Trek. Join us on October 10, 2015 at 10 AM for Photo Trek II. Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street. We'll focus on fall foliage and tripods -- get yours out of the closet (we'll have some extras for you to experiment with).

Photos from Nature Trek

Check out some pictures from last Saturday's Nature Trek. We hope to see you all join us next Saturday for our Photo Trek!

Waste Water Treatment Plant Trek

One of the least known and most important buildings along the lake shore in Plattsburgh is the waste water treatment plant. Friends of Saranac River Trail (with a grant from Lake Champlain Basin Program) toured the plant on June 20, 2015.

Clinton County Fair -- Friends of Saranac River Trail and Greenway

Did you see us at the Clinton County Fair? We asked people to step into our Photo Booth and show us how they use the Trail. Register to receive updates on all things Saranac River Trail.

Invasive Species along the Saranac River Trail

Zachary Simek from Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program showing spotted knapweed (an invasive species) to the Nature Trek for Friends of Saranac River Trail on August 15, 2015.

For Immediate Release: Saranac River Trail Invaded!

Join  Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Programs Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Zachary Simek, to learn about the ecological threats posed by invasive

Saranac River Trail at Clinton County Fair

What kind of trail user are you? Join the #srtgtrailblazers in our photo booth at Building 31 to choose your trail activities.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 8:00pm


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