Walk Albany! FAST FACTS

wyc-signNew signs around the city highlight Albany’s walkability and wide variety of interesting things to see and do – all within a short walk!

  • 100 signs at 16 intersections around the city
  • 50 assets are highlighted
  • Color coded:
    purple for commercial
    orange for arts and entertainment
    blue for civic and governmental
    green for open space
    brown for history and architecture
    red for transit
  • Average walk time used for calculation is 20 minutes per mile
  • These are more than street signs, they’re smart signs:
  • Scan the code with your smart phone to view turn-by-turn walking directions, a live Google map, and additional information including street address, hours of operation, admission fees, and website links
  • Download the free QR Code Reader by Scan on iTunes or Google Play
  • Visit Walk[Your City] to see how other cities, community development corporations, real estate companies, and more are using the Sign Builder to design and install campaigns to embrace walkability in their communities.
  • WALK: ALBANY is a project of Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s Heritage Tourism Working Group.

    View a map of all the signs here.

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