Operation Railbridge #OpRail is an initiative to revive the nine railway underpasses that recur throughout downtown Schenectady into dynamic public assets. These historic spaces are in various states of disrepair, and currently disconnect adjoining neighborhoods. This project was conceived to creatively address such conditions through an evolving streetscape, advocating walkability. This vision will connect the city’s industrial history to an innovative future through the integration of responsive art, design and technology in the public realm. As a collective, we are agents in reclaiming underutilized public space that will engage artisans, designers and community stakeholders to re-frame historical connections through creative economy.
We are so excited to be working with this amazing team of thinkers and do-ers.