Walk Your City

Earlier this week, the Mayor’s Office sent out information about a new project that aims to promote short walks to interesting destinations in Albany.

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to walk Albany with 100 new “smart” signs that have been installed at 16 intersections throughout the city over the past week that direct pedestrians to 50 points of interest. The signs have directional arrows and include QR (Quick Response) codes that can be scanned with a smart phone to load a live Google map, turn-by-turn directions to the destination, and information about the attraction including street address, a link to a website, hours of operation, and admission prices. If you don’t have a QR app on your smart phone, make sure to download one so you can read the Walk Albany codes.

Users can provide feedback on the Walk Albany effort when they scan the QR codes on signs or visit the Walk Albany page. The Mayor’s office will also post photos on its Facebook page of people in front of some of their favorite walking destinations in the City. Just take a selfie on your smart phone, tell us what you liked about your walk or what you learned, and email them to skampf@albanyny.com.

You can view a map of the locations of the signs and see the destinations featured on the Walk Your City website. These signs are awesome and not only point out cool things passers by can see in Albany, but highlights how many of these places are just a quick walk away.

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