Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Salim Adler (NYPCA), Mark
Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Dom De Cecco ( Retired), David Gehrs (CDTA), Andy Labruzzo
(Albany County Planning), Bob Speece, (NYSDOT Region 1), Deb Spicer (NYSDOH ), John
Stangle (Village of Menands), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Ivan Vamos
(NYBC), Sarah Kurpiel (CDTC), Shelley
Lang (CDTC), Teresa La Salle (CDTC),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The April 2004 meeting minutes were approved with one change noted by J. Stangle. The striping of Broadway is not yet complete; the plans are still being reviewed.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: There was no representative present.
3.3 Greenway Linkage—
3.5 Department of Health
Walkable Community Workshops:
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Toolbox Update: J. Purvis noted that he recently completed the analysis of the existing Bike/Ped Priority network. According to the 1995 criteria CDTC is just under 50% treatment of roads on the network. With a planning horizon of 1995-2016, we are currently less than halfway to our goal. Therefore CDTC has met or possibly exceeded its goal! J. Purvis noted that he expects to have a draft of the Toolbox available for the task force to review in the coming weeks. The subcommittee will be meeting again soon
of Offices: J. Purvis reminded members that this will be
the last meeting of the task force at
4.3 I-787 Improvements: J. Purvis reported that NYSOT and Clark
Patterson are working on corridor improvements from
4.4 Schedule of Upcoming Events: J. Purvis requested that members be sure to note any upcoming events.
4.5 Email List: J. Purvis noted that there are a total of 47 people on the task force mailing list and that he is still missing email addresses for five individuals.
4.6 Other New Business:
S. Adler reported that NYPCA
is working on the preliminary design of an East-West trail connection both on
and or off-street. He will be giving a
presentation at the next Canalway Meeting on June 24th at the
Waterford Visitor’s Center from 3- The study will also have its own public
meeting sometime in late May, early June in
S. Adler also reminded
members of the upcoming Cycling the Erie Canal Event which is taking place the
third week in July. There are still
openings and weekend rides are available at each end of the trip. The eastern end ride will be the last weekend
from Canajoharie to
S. Adler also noted that there are many events being held locally for National Trails Day.
Please contact S. Adler at email@example.com for additional information on any of these events.
I. Vamos noted that the NYS Senate has shown some interest in a Safe Routes to School Legislation that is looking at setting aside federal funds.
D. Spicer reminded members
that the Ste Pedestrian conference will be held June 16th and 17th
B. Speece noted that CDTC’s I-87 Exit 6 comments were well received by NYSDOT.
B. Speece also reported that NYSDOT will be bringing in Dan Burden to do a charette at the end of next week regarding the at-grade crossings at Morris and Cordell Streets.
I. Vamos provided information regarding the upcoming Bike Week.
J. Purvis noted that the NYS Thruway would be giving additional presentations on May 11th and 12th.
M. Cashman reminded members that the Bonton Roulet bike tour will be taking place July 25th-31st. The ride costs $450 for a seven day tour of the Finger Lakes Region. More information is available at www.bontonroulet.com
J. Purvis referenced an
article from the Times Union citing pedestrian fatalities on