Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Lindsay Childs (Guilderland Pathways), Dom De Cecco (Retired Legislator), David Gehrs (CDTA Planning), Andy Labruzzo (Albany Co. Planning), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Judy Breselor (Hudson River Valley Greenway) Kevin McLoughlin (NYPCA), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Eric Ophardt (NYSDOT), Tameka Macon (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The July minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.3 Game Plan and Toolbox Update: J. Purvis distributed a packet of information containing material on the projects and programs that have been implemented since the 1995 document was produced. The group quickly went through each page of the packet and provided comments. Two comparison charts were distributed showing vehicle/pedestrian counts at various intersections and the percentage of households with zero motor vehicles.
There was interest in trying to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian Level of Service (LOS) into the formula that calculates vehicular Level of Service (LOS).
J. Purvis noted that there would be a text summary to go along with each piece of material in the information packet.
Pathways Committee: Work has begun on French's
3.6 Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail Map update: CDTC continues to work on the update. The Task Force will remained well informed as updates occur. A. Labruzzo requested the GIS files of the new network when they are completed.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
Legislation was currently passed designating the Mohawk Towpath as part of the New York State Scenic Byway. The most recent Towpath newsletter was distributed.
Lengthy discussions were held regarding the status of the Transportation Enhancement Program. The House of Representatives are expected to revisit the topic in September.
4.1Other new business:
Eric Ophardt distributed copies of the newly printed State Bike Route 5 and State Bike Route 9 maps. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting Eric at 457-8307 or email@example.com
Ophardt also mentioned the Traffic Calming Training courses currently being
held. The next session will be in
Vamos stated that there is a piece of abandoned railroad from
J. Purvis briefly mentioned that he was selected to participate in a scanning tour of US cities that have state-of-the-practice pedestrian safety programs. The tour is scheduled for the first two weeks in November.
D. Gehrs reported that CDTA will be ordering 10 new bike racks a month for the next 6 months. CDTA would like to eventually have their entire fleet equipped with bike racks.
Labruzzo provided an update on the D&H railroad abandonment.
To encourage more participation, the meetings were moved to . Future meetings will alternate between starting at and .