Attendance: Terry Conway (Parks &
Trails NY), Dom De Cecco (Retired), Jim Mearkle (Albany County), Henrietta
O’Grady (Halfmoon Trails), John Stangle (Town of Colonie), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Teresa
La Salle (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
Minutes were not taken of the September meeting due to
very low attendance.
2.0 NEW BUSINESS
Enhancement Program:It is expected that the statewide review
committee will make their selections for funding on October 30, 2006.The exact
date of public announcements is unknown.
2.2 Status of Trail User
Survey and Adjoining Residential Property Owner Survey:J. Purvis reported that the data collection
effort is complete.CDTC and CDRPC will
meet to discuss the format of the final product.Early 2007 is the expected date for completion.All materials will be available on the CDTC
website up completion.
2.3 Spot Improvement Program:CDTC received 8 applications.Recommendations will be made to the Planning Committee which will take action at the
November 1, 2006
meeting.The Task Force showed interest
in increasing the amount of funds available for the next round scheduled for Summer 2008.
2.4 Other New Business:
took place related to the Mohawk River Community Partners meeting in which SUNY
Albany graduate students presented recommendations for the area.Bike trail connections recommended included
crossing Route 7 to Albany Shaker Road and other connections
to the river.
Purvis noted that the Regional Greenway concept has been reviewed by CDTC.Jeff Olson is incorporating the
comments into the final document.Jeff
will be making presentations to the Bike/Ped Task Force, Planning Committee and Quality Region
Task Force.The final product will be
available on the CDTC website.
Purvis reported that the NYSMPO Association currently has a Shared Cost
Initiative to develop a statewide bicycle LOS or suitability.This project has been put on hold until all
of the MPO bike/ped coordinators can meet to discuss
how the product will be used.
Stangle reported that there was a public meeting to present the extension of the
bike path in Menands at Schuyler Flatts.
E. Troy discussed the Pedestrian Flag project on US 4 in HudsonFalls.This project was funded by the Healthy Heart
Program and has been running for approximately two years.The flags are still in use and there has been
a limited need for flag replacement.
3.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian
Task Force meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at the