Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Rich Karis (New York State Canal Design Bureau), David Hudda (New York State Canal Design Bureau), Salim Adler (PTNY), Judy Breselor (Rensselaer County),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The November 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
2.1 Presentation--Extension of
and David Hudda of the New York State Canal Design
Bureau gave a powerpoint
presentation of the extension of the Canalway Trail
Four major crossings were identified. They are at the Callanan Industries site, Route 5S, over the CSX railroad and finally at the Guilford Rail line.
The project was funded through the TEA-21 Enhancement Program and construction costs are expected to be around $3M. Preliminary designs and route alignments are currently being worked on and a paved surface is being considered. CDTC will receive a copy of the draft design report when it is finished. The project is expected to be let in early 2007.
2.2 Presentation--Canalway Trail Project Connecting
Salim Adler of Parks and Trails New York gave a powerpoint presentation of the Canalway
project to connect the existing trail to the Waterford Visitors’ Center. The
purpose of this study is to provide a recommended route for linking the Erie Canalway Trail to
Existing trail initiatives were looked at including the Erie Canalway Trail, the Champlain Canalway Trail and the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail.
study produced three recommendations/route options. The primary connection would use
The full document is available in PDF at www.ptny.org/pdfs/cohoesstudy.pdf or you can contact Salim at
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: No one was present from the Pathways Committee.
J. Purvis noted that the recent
correspondence related to the
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Other New Business:
M. Cashman noted that he has heard many good things about the new MHBHT maps.
J. Day mentioned that there is meeting of the Albany County Bike Coalition on Thursday 12/16 at at the public library. J. Day also handed out the latest version of the NYBC newsletter.
Institute for Healthy Infrastructure (iHi) is
developing a conference to be held on
Vamos discussed the current communications with NIMO regarding the trail at the
EPA clean up site in
J. Breselor thanked Ivan for the amount of effort put into the Rensselaer County Trail project.
S. Adler stated that PTNY is working on a trails conference to be held in June 05 in New Paltz. J. Purvis and D. Spicer sit on the planning committee for this conference.
Spicer is working with
4.2 Scheduling of 2005 meetings
The following Task Force meetings were scheduled for 2005.
Tuesday January 11th
Tuesday February 8th
Tuesday March 8th
Tuesday April 12th
Tuesday May 10th