Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Breselor (Rensselaer County), Mark
Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Lindsay Childs (Guilderland Pathways), Dom De Cecco (Retired),
Andy Labruzzo (Albany County Planning), Scott Lewendon (Clough Harbour), Don Odell (Retired), Rob Ritter, (Louis
Berger), Deb Spicer (NYSDOH),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The June 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: There were no updates to report.
3.3 Greenway Linkage—
3.5 Toolbox Update: Members spent the majority of the meeting reviewing and providing comments on the draft of the Toolbox Update. Comments will be accepted until July .
3.6 Canalway Projects/Events: There was no update.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Increased Meeting Participation: J. Purvis noted that he plans on producing a survey in late summer/early fall to poll possible attendees on their likeliness to attend future meetings of the task force. The idea of rotating meeting locations was not favored. Members suggested that promoting the toolbox and inviting municipalities and organizations to present bike/ped related projects, may be one way to attract new attendees.
4.2 Other New Business:
I. Vamos provided a few copies of NYSDOT’s publication “Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings”. Copies can be obtained form NYSDOT.
J. Purvis noted that applications for the Spot Improvement Program are due July 30th and that requests are coming in daily. The program provides $300,000 in funding over 3 years, $240,000 Federal and $60,000 local match.
I. Vamos noted provided two
handouts regarding the recent fatality on