Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
Attendance: Don Odell (Albany Bicycling
1.0 New Business
1.1 TIP Update Status – The Planning Committee has decided to hold off on further TIP programming for at least six months. All projects are still on the table until any further decisions are made. There are too many uncertainties about future transportation legislation on the Federal level.
1.2 Capital Coexist
1.2.1 Website – The site has received thousands of hits from 17 different states. If anyone has any bike related material or events that would be appropriate for the website they should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.2.2 Capital Coexist is scheduled to table at three Valley Cats games: June 24, July 28 and August 3.
1.2.3 Stickers are now available. If you are interested in obtaining one email email@example.com.
Outreach/displays – The contract with Lamar for the bus advertisements has
expired but some wraps may remain on buses until new advertisements are
received. Capital Coexist
material/information is currently being displayed in the NYSDOH’s
1.3 CDTC Newsletter – The Summer 2010 newsletter focuses on bikes and highlights Capital Coexist. Anyone interested in receiving the newsletter should email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide name/address and whether you prefer an electronic or printed copy.
1.4 Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail Maps – Price Chopper has inquired about getting maps to distribute at their stores. CDTC has mapped out a 3-mile buffer from the MHBH trail and distributed the maps to 14 locations.
1.5 Local Project Updates
1.5.1 Route 50 Southern Gateway Study – The last public meeting was in June and the study is now wrapping up. The final report is currently being developed and J. Purvis will present final recommendations at the August or September bike/ped task force meeting.
1.5.2 Albany Education District Enhancement Study – The second public meeting will be scheduled for September. Preliminary recommendations include bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the study area, amenities such as benches, trash receptacles and pedestrian-scaled lighting, and design guidelines to make the area more vibrant and safe.
1.6 “They just don’t get it….”
J. Gritsavage noticed that Price Chopper put up barbed-wire fence along the
MHBH trail. Jason will look into this
further and follow up with the City and
J. Crane reported that the Hilton Garden Inn across from
1.7 Other New Business
J. Purvis recently visited
K. Bronson announced that the City of
J. Gritsavage is looking into NYSDOT policy and security guidelines to see if
CDTC employees can utilize the locker and shower facilities at their
1.7.5 E. Troy announced that the NYSDOH’s “Heart Check” program now asks businesses if they provide showers for cycling employees.
1.7.6 R. Leslie spoke about the Bethlehem Pathways Committee’s priority network matrix. He will present the evaluation process to the Task Force when it is finalized.
1.7.7 G. Gillooley announced that the NYSDOH’s injury prevention website now includes a bike safety toolkit (http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/injury_prevention/children/toolkits/bicycle_safety/index.htm)
1.7.8 T. Fabozzi announced that CDRPC is in process of applying for sustainability grant.
1.7.9 J. Rightmyer introduced herself; she is from the Capital Region Healthy Communities Coalition; the Capital Region received a grant from the CDC to encourage physical activity and tobacco prevention.
N. Ronsvale announced the Town of
J. Mearkle shared that
Events – Next Bike-Ped Meeting is scheduled for