Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: David-Iman Adler (NYPCA), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Kevin McLoughlin (citizen), Barbara Quint (Guilderland Pathways), Paul Russell (Town of Colonie), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Teresa La Salle (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
February 2003 minutes were approved. B. Quint noted two spelling corrections to the January minutes.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.3 Canalway Initiative: J. Purvis noted that the last meeting was held at the CDTC offices on February 24th. The next meeting is TBD. The Canalway is currently working on an adopt-a-trail initiative.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Priority Network: J. Purvis noted that comments regarding the update
of CDTC's Bike/Ped Priority Network are due Friday, March 21st. J. Purvis reported that so far he had
received comments from the City of
Members also discussed whether or not facilities should be taken off the network after improvements are made. It was suggested that there be a field in the network database that denotes what improvements have been made to each improved facility. Another field would be helpful to explain what the barriers to bicycle and pedestrian access are on each facility. J. Stangle inquired whether it would be possible to cross-reference the existing network with TIP and SPOT documents to summarize what improvements have been made to existing facilities. J. Purvis agreed to look up the information and create a summary.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail Map update: T. La Salle noted that the green and white map will be reproduced in the next few months. At this time CDTC is looking for members input on the format and details of the map.
4.2 Other New business: D. Adler notified members
that the Cycling the
J. Purvis noted that NYBC has started a list-serve pertaining to Bicycle/Pedestrian issues. NYBC is also sponsoring Bicycle/Pedestrian Workshops for 2003.
J. Purvis noted that the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee is sponsoring grants for bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety projects.Applications are available at www.safeny.com.
J. Purvis also noted that workshops on new laws regarding grant updates are being offered at HVCC on March 31st form - . Registration is required by March 24th. Please contact Jason for registration forms.