Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
1.0 New Business
introduced the NYSDOT GreenLites program which can be
considered equivalent to the
Bicycle Education--update – CDTC and the City of
NYSMPO Conference-- J. Purvis provided an overview of
the June 4-5 conference which included a presentation and walking tour
1.4 UAlbany Survey-- Very limited information was provided on the status of the survey.
1.5 Bicycle Parking w/CDTA- CDTC and CDTA are working together to formulate a bicycle parking program that would help fund bike racks throughout the region. For municipal sponsors, the funding is expected to be at 100% and for private sponsors the funding will be 50/50. M. Vega is working on a scope of work for the project. Task Force members may be asked to review the requests.
Bikes Belong E-Grant--
1.7 Bike Map Update--J. Purvis reported that the updated Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trial Map is making good progress. T. LaSalle continues to update the many GIS layers contained in the map.
1.8 Local Project Updates
Albany Bicycle Master Plan – The second public meeting
was held on Thursday, June 18 at the Albany Public Library Main Branch on
1.8.2 Route 50--CDTC, NYSDOT Region 1 and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will undertake a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study of the Route 50 Corridor in Saratoga Springs from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center pedestrian bridge area to Congress Avenue/New Street, as well as the southern section of West Avenue and Congress Ave/New St around the Saratoga YMCA and the Railroad Run multi-use trail as part of the Unified Planning Work Program. In a general sense, the study will include that assessment of existing bicycle and pedestrian conditions, the development of preferred alternatives for safe bicycle and pedestrian crossing locations (prioritizing major recreational destination connections) and the development of preferred alternatives for traffic calming measures - while aiming to improve the pedestrian environment for CDTA transit customers, (including safe waiting areas and pedestrian access), and giving consideration to existing planning efforts and development. J. Purvis is working on a draft scope of work
They just don’t get it… - The Task Force discussed the
current constraints to bicycling at the
1.10 Complete Streets Legislation-- I. Vamos and J. Clunie reported that there is a Complete Streets bill in both the House and Senate. NYBC newsletters were distributed highlighting the bill. For more information visit www.nybc.net.
1.11 Scheduling of Meetings July-December 2009.--The following dates were selected for the remainder of 2009.
Tuesday July 21st @
Tuesday August 11th @
Tuesday September 8th @
Tuesday October 20th @
Tuesday November 10th @
Tuesday December 8th @ .
The next Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues Task Force Meeting is scheduled for July 21st at