Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Justin Booth (Be Active
NYS), Dom De Cecco (Retired),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The minutes from April’s meeting were approved without changes.
2.0 NEW BUSINESS
2.1 Transportation Enhancement Program (Program Update): Solicitation was sent out by NYSDOT and applications will be due on June 30th. CDTC’s evaluation methodology is available on the web. Approximately $67.4 million is available statewide
CDTC will handle the mailing and return of the Residential Property Survey and CDRPC will complete the data analysis.
2.5 Scheduling of Task Force Meetings (July-December): July 11th, August 15th, September 12th, October 17th, November 14th, December 12th
J. Purvis provided two handouts: grant opportunities from the NYSDOH Heart-Listserve and 2006 Albany County DPWTSE Summer Bicycle Rodeo Schedule.
J. Purvis noted that in following-up on the issue raised at the April meeting regarding DOT’s Design Manual Chapters 17 & 18, Chapter 18 is out and approved, Chapter 17 does not have official status yet. Since there is still some confusion on the guidelines, a presentation by NYSDOT at a future meeting might be useful.
Purvis reported that Judy Breselor from the City of
M. Alba reported that the final document is complete for the Purple Path and SUNY is moving forward with the project.
D. Odell noted that he is putting some information on SPOT Improvement together for the ABC.
J. Poppel noted that the week of May20th-26th is Capital Bike Week. There are many events scheduled. Please contact NYBC for more information.
Poppel also noted that on Sunday June 21st, a full day cycling
education course developed by the League of American Bicyclists will be held at
the University at
Stangle reported that there are has many proposed subdivisions within the Town
Stangle noted that the current quarter mile on-road portion of the
Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail on Dunsbach Ferry Road will become off-road as
part of a development. Also, the section
of the off-road trail in the Town of
Stangle also noted that the
DesLauriers noted that several local communities have become new members of the
Hudson River Valley Greenway and that nearly all of the communities in
J. DesLauriers also noted that the Greenway has several events scheduled for the summer and fall, including paddling and biking events, as well as the Ramble.
The Erie Canal Ride will take place on July 9th – 16th this year.
Purvis noted that a portion of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail in
J. Purvis also noted that NYSDOT has named a Safe Routes to School Coordinator – Dwight Cunningham.