Attendance: Don Odell (Albany Bicycling
Coalition), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH), Jeff Gritsavage (NYSDOT), Raj Malhotra
(NYSDOT Region 1 Planning), Jason Purvis
(CDTC), Jen Ceponis (CDTC), Todd Fabozzi (CDRPC), Mila Vega
(CDTA), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Rob Leslie (Town of Bethlehem), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH)
Education -- update – CDTC and the City of Albany
Planning Staff are working to together on a Bicycle
Education Campaign which will be launched in early Spring 2010.An RFQ went out for photography and design
quotes and a firm has been selected.The
selected firm will conduct a photo shoot to recreate four messages, borrowed
from the Fort Collins Colorado Coexist Campaign: (1) Ride Right, (2) Share the
Road, (3) Eyes on the Road, and (4) Be Seen.The final product will be used for bus advertisements, posters,
educational presentations and slideshows, paycheck stuffers, etc.
I.Vamos - The “Ride Right” message portrayed by Fort
Collins is a little confusing and we should consider
setting the photo up differently.The
“Share the Road” message should include a section on the V&T Law.
E. Troy recommended CDTC and the City of Albany
develop an evaluation strategy of the campaign to justify continuing the
campaign in the future.
Parking w/CDTA– Mila
sent out a copy of the RFQ to the bike-ped group for
comments.Once a bike rack vendor has
been selected, municipalities will be notified.
Map update -- draft will be available to mark up – The comments received
thus far have been incorporated into the updates where possible.It was decided that “use caution” would not
be used to label intersections considered “dangerous” because we don’t want to
draw attention to spots and/or imply that caution is not needed elsewhere along
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Bicycle Master Plan – The draft plan will be distributed to the SAC soon for
review and a final public meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 27 in
the evening at the Albany Library Main Branch.
1.4.2NYS Route 50, Saratoga
Springs – This is a Linkage-type study funded with state planning and resource
funds.An REI has gone out in the
just don’t get it -- Nothing new was reported.
New Business –
R. Leslie reported that the Paths for Bethlehem
Committee drafted a Complete Streets policy for the town which was adopted
at aAugustTown Hall meeting.
E. Troy added that the Town of
Rotterdam was revamping their
Comprehensive Plan and will include Complete Streets language as
E. Troy has submitted letters
to NYSDOT regarding inadequate shoulder design in the Route 43 (between
Route 4 and Route 150) project.