About Healthy Streets

Capital Roots’ Healthy Streets program makes Capital Region roadways accessible to all residents regardless of their preferred method of travel.  With increased opportunities for walking and biking in urban settings, Capital Region residents are offered a safe space to recreate, commute or move within their neighborhoods and the larger community.


Following statewide legislation passed in 2011, Capital Roots, in collaboration with the citizens’ group Transport Troy, worked to pass a Complete Streets Ordinance in the City of Troy. In 2014 the ordinance was voted 2nd best in the nation by Smart Growth America. Capital Roots has also engaged the community with on the ground projects, such as Creative Crosswalks, signage, and bike lanes throughout the Troy.  


Capital Roots is now working with the cities of Albany, Cohoes, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Watervliet to develop local legislation, initiate projects and create trail systems to further encourage healthy living and accessibility.