Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Dick Carlson (NYSDOT Region 1), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Ken Kovalchik (Greenway), Andy Labruzzo (Albany County Planning Dept.), Kevin McLoughlin (City of Rensslear), Don Odell (retired planner), Barbara Quint (Guilderland Pathways), Deb Spicer (NYSDOH), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Angelika Harrington (CDTC), Teresa La Salle (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
December 2002 minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.2 Canalway Initiative: D. Odell had no update to provide.
3.3 Guilderland Pathways Committee: B. Quint reported that a part time grant writer has been hired, Don Csaphoss. The committee has put together a preliminary planning grant proposal for the Greenway regarding the Normanskill. Due to the intermunicipal nature of this project, B. Quint inquired if A. Labruzzo would be able to assist Don Csaphoss. A. Labruzzo agreed to contact Don. B. Quint reported that Lindsey Childs has been in contact with the Bethlehem Parks Department. The committee has also been appointed a new member; Al Damato.
Quint also reported that they are looking for a grant for a pedestrian bridge
over the Blockhouse Creek on the southside of
3.4 Railroad abandonment: There was no update on the status of this item.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.2 Other New business: I. Vamos commented on the Mckownville project at J. Purvis's request. A meeting was held on January 13th in which comments were received on Creighton Manning's draft report. I. Vamos circulated a copy of the draft report and noted that improvements are planned regarding sidewalks and bus stops on Route 20 in Mckownville.
Purvis asked for comments on the Slingerlands Bypass form
J. Purvis noted that the CDTC's Game Plan Toolbox for 1995 publication is in need of updating. The task force agreed that a small subcommittee of 3-4 people would be most efficient in undertaking the task. It was noted that NYSDOT involvement and information on health statistics are essential to update. J. Purvis requested that those who are interested in being part of the subcommittee send him an email. J. Purvis offered to provide copies of the existing document for review.
Kovalchik distributed a Land Owners Guide for Trail development published by
the Greenway Conservancy for the
Odell inquired about the status of the Town of
D. Carlson noted that D. Robertson's position at NYSDOT will either be restaffed or his duties will be transferred to another NYSDOT staff member. D. Carlson requested a meeting with J. Purvis and John Poorman to discuss the matter further. D. Carlson acknowledged the importance of having a NYSDOT representative as a contact for the task force.
Purvis asked D. Carlson to confirm the City of
Please note that the date has been changed from February 4th to February 11th.