Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
Attendance: Don Odell (Albany Bicycling
1.0 New Business
1.1 Bike Rack Program – The CDTA bike rack map is complete and can be found on the CDTA website: http://www.cdta.org/schedules_map_bike_rack.php. If there are any pre-existing racks that municipalities would like added to the map, please send the rack address and a photo to Carrie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1.1.1 Bike Lockers - The 2011 CDTA Bike Rack Program will include bike lockers and/or bike shelters.
Bike Parking at the Train Station – Carrie has
discussed the possibility of enhanced bicycle storage at the Rensselaer Rail
Station with Amtrak personnel. Due to
post 9/11 security concerns, any type of locker would need to be located a
considerable distance away from the station (i.e. in or around the long-term
parking lot). However, transparent bike
shelters would be located out front of the station. Any type of long-term storage would be
coin-operated. The Task Force generally
agreed that lockers would be preferred over shelters and CDTA should reach out
to the NYC MPO (NYMTC) and/or
1.2 Capital Coexist - The website host had crashed
but the domain has been moved and the site is restored. If you notice anything is missing contact
Jason (email@example.com). The CC display and materials were at
1.4 SRTS Mini grants – National SRTS mini-grants are due November 19. The grants are small, at $1,000 each but no match is required.
of 2011 Meetings – The following dates were proposed for the 2011
1.6 Local Project Updates
Albany Education District Enhancement Study – The second public meeting was
held October 6 at at St.
Rose’s Touhey Forum.
Preliminary recommendations include bicycle and pedestrian improvements
throughout the study area, amenities such as benches, trash receptacles and
pedestrian-scaled lighting, and design guidelines to make the area more vibrant
and safe. The draft report is currently
being reviewed by CDTC and City of
1.6.3 New Scotland Hamlet Master Plan – The REI went out in November and proposals are due Dec. 3. CDTC and the Town, in coordination with stakeholders, hope to develop a land use plan, proposed zoning and design guidelines to create a walkable hamlet area at the NYS 85/85A intersection area. Connections to the Albany County Rail Trail will be explored.
1.6 “They just don’t get it….” –
1.7 Other New Business
1.7.1 D. Odell announced that the Albany Bicycle Coalition is looking for answers on bike accommodations involved in the Fuller/Washington Ave Reconstruction project.
1.7.2 J. Gritsavage asked how NYSDOT will deal with the new Infrastructure Act.
1.7.3 J. Purvis announced that Jim Oberstar wasn’t re-elected and therefore there will be a new House Transportation Committee leader.
T. Fabozzi suggested a midblock crossing be installed
on Sand Creek in front of
R. Leslie announced that the final Delaware Ave Hamlet Study public meeting is
scheduled for Nov. 15 at
S. Olsen went to the High Speed Rail scoping meeting and reported that many
people were asking about bike/ped access on the
D. Odell announced that Albany Bicycling Coalition sent a letter to the City of
Events – Next Bike-Ped Meeting is scheduled for