Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
Attendance: Salim Adler (NYSOPRHP),
1.0 New Business
Canal Towpath Connector Trail – The Towns of Clifton Park & Halfmoon
have received a grant through the Transportation Enhancements Program to
restore the towpath along the
1.3 CDTA/NYBC Transit and Bicycle Ridership Survey – The Capital District Transportation Authority has partnered with the New York Bicycling Coalition to issue a customer survey about the bicycle racks aboard CDTA buses. Feedback will be used to monitor and improve the quality of this service. Those interested in participating can access the survey online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ly1_2fiIFDApbUzh2T2N1LoQ_3d_3d.
1.4 Transportation Enhancement Program – J. Purvis gave an update to the group regarding applications received, the status of the evaluation process and approximate date of the evaluation completion. The review committee will package the material and provide options for Planning Committee action at their October 1st meeting. A prioritized list of projects is due to NYSDOT Main Office by October 6th.
1.5 Spot Improvement Program – Applications are due on August 29th. Information is available on the CDTC website (www.cdtcmpo.org).
1.6 Local Project Updates –
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan - Alta Planning & Design is working on the
“existing conditions” for the Altamont Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
B. Albany Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan – The City of Albany Bicycle Master Plan has been submitted to the Contract Reporter and proposals are due August 29th. The plan has already received a lot of good press and CDTC looks forward to working with the City and coordinating with the press to highlight the study.
just don’t get it – Streetsblog commented on the ban of bicycles near the
site of the Democratic National Convention in
A NY Times article on Sunday, August 10 discussed the issues of both cyclists and motorists in their plight of sharing the road.
1.8 Other New Business –
1.8.1. Harvard Survey – The Harvard School of Public Health will be conducting a survey targeting areas on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail.
1.8.3. AARP Complete Streets Survey – The AARP is conducting a survey amongst AARP-eligible persons to evaluated livable communities and mobility options. Additional details are available on their website (www.aarp.org).
B. The Town of Halfmoon will have bids open for the Crescent Trail in the near future.
C. NYSOPRHP is
working to purchase the entire railroad right-of-way from
D. Don Odell has been selected to represent the Albany Bicycle Coalition on the Study Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Albany Bicycle Master Plan.
E. E. Troy requested the June minutes be revised from “A video will be produced regarding the positive benefits of having children walk to school” to “there will be a discussion about the benefits of having children walk to school.”
F. A. Jesaitis announced that the NYSDOH Healthy Heart Program is accepting applications for the Healthy Eating and Active Living by Design program. Applications are due October 13th and details are available on their website.
2.0 Upcoming Events
The next CDTC
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting is scheduled for