Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Adler (PTNY), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The December 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
2.1 Presentation—Design of Barriers and Railings for Bicycle Facilities
Scott Lewendon of the
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: No one was present from the Pathways Committee.
3.2 MHBHT: CDTC noted that the map is now available on the website as a PDF.
3.3 Greenway Linkage (clean-up site status): J. Purvis noted that NIMO is willing to spend
approximately $100,000 on placing a trail in the middle section of the area;
however the trail at both ends of the site will have to be along-side the
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Other New Business:
J. Stangle noted that there has been positive response to the new MHBHT maps.
J. Day noted that NYBC is starting to plan for Bike Month which is in May. J. Day also handed out a description of two jobs available at NYBC. Jesse will be leaving the Executive Director position in April. A part-time position is also available.
D. Gehrs noted that the last of CDTA’s bicycle surveys should be received by participants this week.
S. Adler noted that PTNY will be holding their second annual Erie Canal Celebration in June of 2005.
D. Spicer announced that applications for the Safe Routes to School program are due on May 1st. Please visit walkinginfo.com to receive an application. D. Spicer also requested that she be informed of any communities that are applying for Quality Community grants.
J. Purvis noted that there are five bike/ped specific proposed projects on the TIP and they will be reviewed at the January 12th Planning Committee meeting.
Purvis noted that
4.2 2005-06 Linkage Program: J. Purvis noted that applications are currently under review and final decisions are expected in April. A total of $452,000 in funding has been requested, more than double the amount of available fund. This will be the first time in the history of the program that CDTC will not be able to fund all of the applicants.
4.3 (iHi) Symposium—March 2005: J. Purvis reported that The
Institute for Healthy Infrastructure is developing a conference to be held on
4.4 PTNY Trails Conference: PTNY will be sponsoring at trails conference on June 17-18 at SUNY New Paltz. J. Purvis and D. Spicer sit on the planning committee for this conference.