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Figure73.

AlbanyShakerTrailUsersbyZipCode
Albany Shaker Trail
TheAlbanyShakerTrail(AST)islocatedonthewestsideofAlbanyShaker
RoadneartheAlbanyInternationalAirport.Itisjustover1mileinlength,
begins at Heritage Park and the Ann Lee Nature Preserve on Airline Drive
and stretches to Cornell Road at the British American and Airport Park
developments. The trail runs along the eastern edge of the Shaker Ridge
Country Club and there are no residential property uses adjacent to the
trail.

Volunteerscollected6trailuserssurveysonthetrailand12onlinesurvey
respondents reported using the AST. The trail attracted users from 11
different zip codes with the highest number of users from Niskayuna and
CliftonPark.Unlikeothertrails,theASTexperiencespeakusageduringthe
lunch hour because of its proximity to many office buildings and large
employers. The majority of trail users are pedestrians. Trail count data
collected shows more female trail users and trail user survey respondents
weremostlymale.

AlbanyShakerTrailinLatham
Trail User Survey Summary
Gender
Male 5 83.3%
Female 1 16.7% Abouthowmanytimeshaveyouusedthetrailduringthepast
Skipped 0 0.0% twelvemonths?
Age Lessthan5days 1 16.7%
Under16 0 0.0% 510days 1 16.7%
1624 0 0.0% 1124days 0 0.0%
2544 1 16.7% 2549days 0 0.0%
4564 4 66.7% 50100days 1 16.7%
65orover 1 16.7% Morethan100days 3 50.0%
Skipped 0 0.0% Noanswer 0 0.0%
Howdidyougettothetrailtoday? Aretheresectionsofthetrailthatyouavoidduetopoortrail
Drove 2 33.3% conditionsorgeneralconcernsabouttrailmaintenance?
Bicycle 0 0.0% Yes 0 0.0%
Walk/Run 4 66.7% No 6 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% Isyourvisittothistrailpartofanovernighttripawayfrom
Skipped 0 0.0% home?
Whatactivitydidyouengageinwhileonthetrailtoday? Yes 0 0.0%
Walking 5 83.3% No 6 100.0%
Running/Jogging 1 16.7% Howwouldyourateyourcurrenthealthstatus
Bicycling 0 0.0% Excellent 0 0.0%
InlineSkating 0 0.0% VeryGood 2 33.3%
Other 0 0.0% Good 3 50.0%
Whatisyourprimarypurposeforusingthistrail? Fair 0 0.0%
Recreation 2 33.3% Poor 0 0.0%
Health/Exercise 5 83.3% Noanswer 1 16.7%
Commutetoschool/work 0 0.0%
Other 0 0.0%
Figure74.Onascaleof15,towhatextentdoyoufeelthefollowingitemsareproblemsontheAlbanyShakerTrail?

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Notaproblem Noopinion Majorproblem

parkingand/oraccess

Lackofservices(restrooms,etc.)

Personalsafety(crime)

Directionalsignage

Dangerousroadintersections

Litter,glass&debris

Petsoffleashes/animalwaste

Trailwidth

Trailsurfaceconditions

Behavioroftrailusers

Conflictswithothertrailactivities

Toocrowded

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