Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Judy Breselor (Hudson River
Valley Greenway), Mark Cashman (MHCC), Lindsay Childs (Guilderland Pathways
Committee), Dom De Cecco (Retired Legislator), David Gehrs (CDTA Planning),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The October meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.3 Guilderland Pathways
Childs reported that Bob Stricos and Hugh Johnson have put together a report of
roads within the Town of
3.5 Greenway Linkage—
3.6 Gameplan and Toolbox Update: J. Purvis reported that the group needs to create some deadlines for product completion. Jason will share updates as they become available.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 SAFETEA—bicycle and pedestrian items: J. Purvis noted that the Enhancements program will continue and that the review and approval process will be streamlined. Further information is available on the FHWA website.
4.2 Patroon Greenway Linkage: T. La Salle reported that CDTC has decided to go forward with the project. The REI and scope of the project has been developed and will be advertised in the Contract Reporter within the next few weeks. Individuals will be contacted to participate on the Study Advisory Committee in the next week or so.
4.3 Jason’s Pedestrian Safety Scanning Tour: J. Purvis noted that he should have a summary of his tour available at the December meeting. He noted that overall the group observed enforcement as the area that needs the most focus. It was suggested that the local County Traffic Safety Boards be invited to the December task force meeting.
Field Test (Dave Gehrs): D. Gehrs reported that he biked the section of the trail from the
4.5 Upstate APA Conference: J. Purvis circulated materials that were part of Deb Spicer’s presentation on Walkable Communities.
4.6 **Scheduling of Meetings:
In an attempt to encourage more attendance at the Task Force meetings, CDTC began to alternate the start times of the Task Force meetings. Unfortunately, the change in start time did not bring more people to the table. Therefore, the Task Force meetings will back (and stay at) the original start time of .
J. Purvis reported on that NYBC is hosting a planning meeting for the May 2004 Bike to Work Week at December 12th. Please contact Jesse Day at NYBC for more information.
D. Spicer reported that the NYSDOH has grants available from the Center for Disease for Walkable Community Workshops. Monies are available for 5 or 6 communities. The workshops are 4 hours long and would need local sponsors and locations. Each workshop would take about 20-30 participants and field work is involved. The sponsor is responsible for all coordination. Workshops would be held in Spring 04. The task force will follow up regarding possible interest at the December task force meeting. More information can be found at bikefed.org.
J. Purvis noted that CDTC is looking to focus on Bicycle LOS indexes.
Spicer noted that the 2004 State Pedestrian Conference is planned for early
Speece reported that NYSDOT is looking to install trail signage at the
Watervliet Trail Head as well as