Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on May 11, 2010
Attendance: Don Odell (Albany Bicycling
1.0 New Business
1.1 TIP Update Status – The bike-ped project evaluation summary be found at: http://www.cdtcmpo.org/planning/jan10/bikeped.pdf. Programming is taking place in two rounds. The first round of programming includes three categories – Highway Rehabilitation ($66M), Highway and Bridge Maintenance ($4.2M), and Goods Movement ($0.6M). The Spot Improvement Set-Aside was approved and solicitations will go out end of summer 2010 ($100k available). The Policy Committee approved the projects programmed in Round 1. Round 2 of programming was expected to take place April 7 but was postponed. All projects are still on the table – At least $20M but no more than $30M will be programmed in highway and bridge projects and no more than $37M will be programmed for all other categories. All 2010 CMAQ and Spot Improvement solicitations will be delayed.
1.2 Capital Coexist – It’s Here!
1.2.1 Website – FAQ on sharrows has been posted to the website due to requests for information.
1.2.2 News and Events – news stories are being linked to site; Capital Coexist is slated to table 2 Valley Cat games this summer; still looking to distribute posters.
Parking w/CDTA – Applications were due
1.4 2010 GTSC Walk/Bike Conference – June 5 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hauppague, NY http://www.itsmr.org/Walk-Bike%20NY%20Symposium.htm. Capital Coexist is on the agenda.
1.6 Bike Month
1.6.1 What’s planned? – Bike to Work Day is May 21; CDTA is offering free bus fares to riders with bikes on Bike to Work Day; National Trails Day is June 5; The Ride of Silence is May 19 at at the Corning Preserve boat launch.
1.7 Local Project Updates
1.7.1 Route 50 Southern Gateway Study – Moving forwardlooking at gateway type treatments; meeting with engineering and design for recommendations; next public meeting is anticipated to be held some time in June.
1.9 “They just don’t get it….” – A local school displayed a sign at their construction site reading: “No smoking, no pets, no bicycles.” According to the school, they do not have a no bike policy but while doing construction would like to prevent trespassing and using the side for cyclecross-/motocross- like events.
1.8 They just don’t get it… - On April 15 the Schenectady Gazette published an article with a picture of a cop riding his bicycle in the crosswalk.
1.9 Other New Business
M Lyons announced that Colonie’s Safe Routes to School project, which includes
pedestrian push buttons and striped crosswalks between
1.9.2 M. D. Dalpos announced that the Geyser Road Trail project received a member item for final design. Once final design is done they can go forward with right-of-way acquisition. The construction on the rail bridges will begin next November.
1.9.5 D. Odell - May 20.is the Sigma Commuter Contest at at the N. Pearl St. Starbucks and will end at the Stuyvesant Plaza Starbucks. There is also a FORT trail ride on May 12.
N. Ronsvale –
1.9.7 R. Maholtra – almost all Safe Routes to School projects are moving forward. An online Adirondack Byway Bicycle Mapping project is underway through NYSDOT.
2.0 Upcoming Events – Next Bike-Ped Meeting is scheduled for June 8 at .