Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Breselor (Rensselaer County), Mark
Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Lindsay Childs (Guilderland Pathways), Jesse Day (NYBC), Jessica
DesLauriers (HRVG), Kevin McLoughlin (PTNY), Don Odell (Retired), John Stangle (Village of
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The July 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: L.Childs inquired about other’s experiences if any, with putting a hiking trail through a golf course. Several members offered to provide information.
3.3 Toolbox Update: After discussing the document with John Poorman, J. Purvis noted that he will be adding some safety objectives to the document.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Increased Meeting Participation: J. Purvis reminded members that he plans on producing a survey in late summer/early fall to poll possible attendees on their likeliness to attend future meetings of the task force.
4.2 Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Data: T. La Salle reported that she is summarizing pedestrian and bicycle crash data from 1991 to 2001 for local and state roads. NYBC requested data from all NYS MPOS. They are looking for examples where there has been the installation of shoulders, bike lanes, crosswalks, enforcement campaigns, or other treatments to the roadway or education efforts where bike/ped crashes have decreased.
4.3 Spot Improvement – Round 3: J. Purvis noted that twenty-one applications were received. A total of approximately $800,000 in funds were requested, there is only $240,000 available.
4.4 Other New Business:
Purvis noted that CDTC recently received two requests for comments form
NYSDOT. The projects comments were
requested for include the Route 32 Bridge in
Purvis noted that a Public Meeting for the Cohoes NY 787 project was scheduled
for August 11th at the
I. Vamos noted that he testifies at NYSDOT’s hearing. He was informed at the hearing that NYSDOT will be developing a Level Of Service measure for bicycles. NYBC agreed to follow up on this issue.
J. Purvis noted that the partnership and collaboration of CDTC’s Bike/Ped Task Force and NYSDOH was highlighted as a case study in an article.
J. Day noted that NYBC is working on an initiative to include bike/ped related rules and regulations in the NYS Driver’s manual.
J. Stangle noted that Broadway in Menands is closed and is planned to reopen on September 1st. J. Stangle also reported that Menands has received a Greenway Grant for technical work on the Schuyler Flatts trail connection.
McLoughlin circulated sample copies of PTNY’s new biking Guide to the
J. Purvis noted that the Zim Smith Trail is progressing well.
The following meeting schedule has been set through December 2004:
10/5, 11/9, and 12/14.