Attendance:Bob Angelini (Supervisor, Town of E.
Greenbush),Patrick Barnes (NYSDOT
Region 1), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Dom De Cecco (Retired
Citizen), John Dzialo (Town of Colonie),
David Gehrs (CDTA), Brian Hannafin
(Town of Bethlehem), Andy Labruzzo (Albany County Planning), Scott Lewendon
(Clough Harbour), Michael Lyons (Town of Colonie), William Mackesey (Town
of Clifton Park), Melinda Mulawka (Albany County
Executive Office), Don Odell (Retired), Henrietta
O’Grady (Halfmoon Trails Committee), Eric Ophardt (NYSDOT Main Office),
Edward Peck (Halfmoon Trails Committee), Bob Speece (NYSDOT Region 1), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Matthew Veitch (Saratoga Southwest Neighborhood Assn), Teresa La Salle (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The October 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
2.1Canalway Trail Project connecting Cohoes and Waterford, Salim
Adler, PTNY:The presentation was cancelled by the
presenter and will be held at the December Task Force meeting.
3.1Guilderland Pathways Committee: No one was present
from the Pathways Committee.
3.2GreenwayLinkage-RensselaerCounty: J. Purvis reported that the final document is
complete an available on CDTC’s website.Meetings between the projects consultants and
DEC/EPA/NIMO are being held to work out an agreement for the section of the
trail near the cleanup site.
3.3Patroon Greenway Linkage: T. La Salle noted that the final Public meeting was
held in late October. The final document is complete and is available on CDTC’s website.
3.MohawkHudson Bike Hike Map:
J. Purvis reported that the map is now available for distribution. CDTC printed
12,000 copies.There are 300 maps in a
Members:J. Purvis encouraged new members to identify
how the task force can be of assistance to them.
4.2Other New Business:
Barnes, DOT Region 1 gave an overview of the FultonStreetBridge replacement in Waterford.The discussion following comprised the
majority of the meeting.The existing
bridge has a separated sidewalk.The
proposed replacement bridge does not include a sidewalk.The task force expressed concern that a
sidewalk exists.The task force will be
sending a letter to support the existence of a sidewalk at this location.
Purvis noted that in addition to the Parks and Trails NY presentation in
December, the Canalway will also be presenting
regarding Trail connections west of Rotterdam.
D. Gehrs distributed a sample survey of bicyclists who use or
would potentially use CDTA’s Bikes on Buses service.He requested that members review the survey
and send him any comments via email.
distributed a handout that was provided by Don Robertson regarding the
importance of bike lanes and paths.
E. Troy noted that NYSDOH has a presentation available that highlights the
connection between sidewalks, trails, walkable
communities, and health.If you are
interested in the presentation, please contact Elaine at email@example.com
Purvis requested that new members email CDTC their physical address, so that it
is on file.
Barnes noted that NYSDOT is a valuable resource for bridge relocations and that
often times an old vehicular bridge can be reused as a pedestrian bridge.
5.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December
14th, at the CDTC