Attendance: Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Dom
De Cecco (Retired), Rocky Ferraro (CDRPC), Fran Gotcsik (Parks & Trails NY),
Jim Mearkle (Albany County DPW), Don Odell (Albany Bicycling Coalition), Susan
Olsen (NYSDOT Region 1), Erin Thomas (City of Cohoes), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Teresa La Salle
(CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The minutes from June’s meeting were approved without
2.0 NEW BUSINESS
2.1 Regional Greenway
Visioning Workshop - RECAP:The workshop was held on Tuesday June 20th
at the Crossings of Colonie and went very well. Approximately 50 attendees
provided useful input and the consultant will be putting the info together in
the next few months.Final presentations
will be given and a final report will be distributed.
2.2 Status of Trail User
Survey and Adjoining Residential Property Owner Survey:The user survey is ongoing. Weekdays
are going well for the most part, but there is not a lot of coverage on the
weekends. CDTC will be meeting with Rocky Ferraro to discuss slots that need to
be rescheduled.CDTC has received about
40% of completed residential surveys.
2.3 Transportation Enhancement
due June 30th at NYSDOT Region 1.NYDOT Received more than 30 applications for
all of Region 1.CDTC will receive them
on July 18th.CDTC’s review
committee has been selected and will meet the week of July 17th.Hopefully, ranking information will be
available at the August Task Force meeting.
2.4 Other New Business:
SPOT Improvement solicitation is expected to go out around July 30th
and applications will be due in September.The funding total is $100,000 per year over 3 years with federal funds
capped at 240,000 and a 60% minimum local match.
next round of Linkage Solicitation will begin in the fall.
E. Troy noted that she received a trail use survey from the Canal Corporation
for a statewide survey.
E. Troy also noted that NYSDOH met with NYSDOT regarding Safe Routes to
School.NYSDOT will be hosting a
training session in September at Region 1.NYSDOT is also promoting mapping of Safe Routes to School as an
alternative to busing.They are looking
for a school district to pilot a program.
E. Troy also reported that there will be a Pedestrian conference in the spring
Thomas reported that the City of Cohoes will be meeting with
CDTC next week to work on the scope of the Van Schaick Island Linkage Project.
Vamos and R. Ferraro both mentioned a Canal Corporation statewide grant program
for municipalities and not for profits for infrastructure and tourism
Vamos also noted that NYSParks and Parks&TrailsNew York surveyed organizations
on trail maintenance and ownership.
Gotcsik noted that the Cycling the Erie Canal ride is ongoing and
has the highest number of riders ever at 513.The ride will be terminating in Albany on Sunday July 16th
and volunteers are needed.
E. Troy reported that the Schenectady Bike Master Plan is in the process of
Ferraro noted that Jason Kemper is the new planning director for SaratogaCounty.
3.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian
Task Force meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at at the CDTC Offices.