Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Terry Conway (PTNY), Brian Fisher (SUNY/PRC),
Dave Gehrs (CDTA), William Mackesey (Open Space Clifton Park), Don Odell (Albany
Bicycling Coalition), Henrietta O’Grady (Halfmoon Trails Committee), Joshua
Poppel (NYBC), John Stangle (Town of Colonie),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The minutes from December’s meeting were approved without changes.
2.0 NEW BUSINESS
2.1 Review of Priority
Network Level of Service and Infrastructure Index: J. Purvis
provided a handout of the completed data for
Completion of CDTC’s Regional Bikemap Update – Spring 06
SPOT Improvement Program - Ongoing
Trail Users Survey – May/June 06
NYSMPO Shared Cost Initiative BLOS
Regional Greenway Concept
Linkage Program Bicycle/Pedestrian Components
Signage Standardization – Revisit and/or update Guidelines produced in 2001, Promote Regional Consistency
Trail Accessibility – Guidelines, Inventory
Education, Community Outreach – Provide communities, schools with education materials and bike/ped safety resources at local events (Town Days, etc.)
NYBC/GTSC- Safe Routes to School, Capital Bike Month, Share the Road
NYSDOT/CDTC – Reports on Major Projects, such as Exit 3, Exit 6
Canalway – State Trail System Update
Bring in Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails “experts”
New Technologies – Crosswalks, etc.
2006 MEETING SCHEDULE – February-June
Regional Greenway - J. Purvis reported that CDTC is looking into generating interest in a “What If” scenario regarding the Regional Greenway System Concept. The Regional Greenway Concept will be discussed at an upcoming workshop for CDTC’s Planning Committee members, Quality Region Task Force members, Bicycle Pedestrian Task Force members and other local stakeholders. Future workshops will be developed for other “Big Ticket” initiatives identified by CDTC’s New Visions Working Group C.
- CDTC’s 2006-2007 Linkage Program applications were due on
SPOT Improvement Program – J. Purvis noted that solicitation for projects will occur in May and be due in late June. Once again 3 years will be funded at a time; $100,000 a year ($240,000 Federal). The program is reimbursable and municipalities must front the money. Funds are to be used for capital improvements, not for planning.
Enhancements – J. Purvis noted that the next round will likely be announced sometime this year.
NYSDOT’s Master Plan –