Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Attendance: Barbara Quint (Guilderland Pathways), David Gehrs (CDTA Planning), Scott Lewendon (CHA), David Iman Adler (NYPCA), Don Odell (Retired), Robert Ritter (The Louis Berger Group), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Mark Cashman (MHCC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The September minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
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 .
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.3 Guilderland Pathways Committee: B. Quint reported that the Pathways Committee has received unofficial word that the Draft Sidewalk Master Plan submitted to the Guilderland Town Board will be used as a guide for the development of neighborhood master plans rather than as a sidewalk master plan for the Town.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
Purvis reported that proposals for the Linkage project in
4.2 Patroon Greenway Linkage: CDTC is still waiting for follow-up from W. Haywood Burns Environmental Center. Teresa La Salle is CDTC’s contact regarding the project.
Ivan Vamos commented on the sidewalks on Albany Shaker Road. This segment is on the Priority Network and should be viewed as a "success story".
S. Lewendon reported that CHA has been retained to research bicycle railing heights. They are currently looking at crash history related to railings. Any additional information would be appreciated. Please contact Scott at 453-3932.
J. Stangle reported that the Village of Menands is looking for funding to for the construction of sidewalks on Wards Land. This would be an extension of the Spot Improvement project already completed on Wards Lane.
J. Purvis reported on the domestic bicycle and pedestrian scanning tour that he will be a part of during the first two weeks in November. The goal of the tour is to look at the engineering, education, and enforcement issues in some of the top ranked cities for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and see if their strategies can work in NY.