Attendance: Jim Levy (Latham resident),
Raj Malhotra (NYSDOT Region One Planning), Don Odell (Albany Bicycling
Coalition), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Jason Purvis
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The minutes from April’s meeting were approved without
2.0 NEW BUSINESS
2.1 New Visions 2030: J. Purvis reviewed the
New Visions 2030 schedule and explained that Planning Committee approved the
new pieces that are required for SAFETEA-LU compliance.The Planning Committee will meet again on May 23, 2007 to act on the remaining New Visions pieces.
2.2 Toolbox Document:The document was approved by the Planning
Committee at the May 2, 2007 meeting.The updated Toolbox will serve as the bicycle
and pedestrian component for New Visions 2030.CDTC’s Policy Board will take action on New Visions 2030 at its June 7, 2007
meeting.If approved, there will be an
initial 60 day public review period.Additional comments on the Toolbox will be accepted and incorporated (if
appropriate) before final approval in September.
2.3 Creating Walkable Communities Conference in Corning, NY: Those in attendance commented
on what a great conference it was.ITSMR
deserves special recognition for the great planning and coordination of the
2.4 Scheduling of Future
noted that meeting notices, agendas, and meeting notes will be posted to CDTC’s
website and will no longer be mailed.Anyone that does not have access to the web should contact Jason for
hardcopies of materials.Future meeting
dates were scheduled for:
July 17, 2007
August 14, 2007
September 11, 2007
October 16, 2007
November 13, 2007
December 11, 2007
2.5 Other New Business:
Purvis noted that CDTC is looking into updating the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike
Trail Map and possibly printing more copies of the Regional Bike-Hike Map.
J. Purvis noted that CDTC is
working with CDRPC to finalize the Trail Survey document.Jason will be presenting the preliminary
findings at DOT Region 1 on June 20th.
I Vamos discussed the NYBC
Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday May 15th at in Room 211A of the LegislativeOfficeBuilding.After the
breakfast, NYBC will hold its annual Legislative Ride from .Please
contact Ivan Vamos or Joshua Poppel for more information (www.nybc.net).
On Wednesday May 16th
there will be a Ride of Silence to remember cyclists killed on roadways.The ride will begin at at St. James Square in Niskayuna.Please
contact Susan Troll at 782-4982 for more information.
D. Odell reported on the
activities of the Albany Bicycling Coalition.These include lobbying the Albany City Council to pass a resolution
creating a comprehensive plan committee which will better serve the residents
of Albany.The intent is
to make Albany more Walkable, bikeable, and bus friendly.This effort has been combined with
neighborhood groups and advocacy groups.
The Albany Bicycling
Coalition is still working on a “Proposed Bike Route Pilot Project in the City
of Albany” with the focus of developing a major street route
for experienced cyclists and a side street route for less experienced cyclists
connecting uptown with downtown.The
issues are funding and how it relates to other projects in the City and
3.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian
Task Force meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the CDTC Offices.