Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Breselor (Rensselaer County), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Lindsay Childs
(Guilderland Pathways), Dom De Cecco (Retired), Mary McNeill ( NYSDOT Region 1), Don Odell (Albany
Bicycling Coalition), Henrietta O’Grady (Halfmoon Trails), Joshua Poppel (NYBC),
Deb Spicer (NYSDOH Healthy Heart),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The May 2005 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
2.1 Rensselaer County Trail: J. Purvis reported that NYSDEC and NIMO have come to an agreement to make part of the cleanup site permissible to pave in the future to allow the proposed trail to pass through the area. Jason will be attending a meeting regarding the trail on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Parks and Trails
3.3 National Trails Day Events: Task Force members shared trails day activities that they participated in.
3.4 Scheduling of meetings: The meeting dates for the next six months were set and are as follows:
3.5 Bicycle Level of Service Inventory: J. Purvis noted that CDTC interns are currently updating the Pedestrian Friendliness Inventory and the Bicycle Level of Service Inventory. Locations on the Bike/Ped Priority Network are being inventoried first.
3.6 Other New Business:
Several members noted changes to the mailing list. CDTC will update.
There will be a Safe Routes
to School Training Session on Monday and Tuesday, June 20th and 21st
A map of the Vancouver Regional Greenway System was shared with members as part of the follow up to the Regional Greenway discussion at the May meeting.
Members discussed the possibility of trail map color standardizations.
Several members noted that
they attended a recent MPO Safety Forum in
M. McNeill gave an overview of NYSDOT’s Semi-Annual Bike/Ped Meeting.
J. Poppel noted that there
will be a Colonie River Festival on July 9th that includes events along
the Bike Trail. T.
J. Poppel also noted that he is officially the new director of NYBC.
H. O’Grady reported that the Zim Smith Trail is now under contract with Greenman Pederson for design and construction should commence next year.
H. O’ Grady also noted that
the Town of
Also in Halfmoon, the Halfmoon Dualathon will be taking place on Sunday October 2nd.
Halfmoon has completed their Trail Master Plan and anticipates distribution after approval by the town board.
D. Odell noted that the Albany City Common Council has made the month of May officially Bike month.
J. Purvis noted that the
Stillwater Route 4 Linkage Study is underway and is looking into pedestrian
connections to the
J. Purvis requested ideas and suggestions for upcoming presentations. Members suggested the following: NYSDOT Roundabout Presentation, Highway Trail ROW, Zim Smith Trail Update,
H. O’Grady requested bike/ped related hand-outs for an upcoming event in Halfmoon in September.