Capital District Transportation Committee

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force

Record of Meeting on October 16, 2007



Attendance: Jennifer Clunie (NYBC/MHCC), David Eilers (ABC), Ross Farrell (CDTA), Todd Fabozzi, (CDRPC), Jackie Hakes (City of Saratoga Springs), Rob Leslie (Town of Bethlehem), James Levy (Latham Resident), William Mackesey (Town of Clifton Park), Raj Malhotra (NYSDOT Region 1), Don Odell (ABC), Henrietta O’Grady (Halfmoon Trails Committee), Paul Russell (Resident), Fred Thompson (Friends of Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH Healthy Heart), Ivan Vamos (NYBC),  Jennifer Viggiani (Town of Clifton Park), Mike Alba (CDTC), Teresa LaSalle (CDTC), Jason Purvis (CDTC)




1.1 Priority network: J. Purvis gave a brief presentation reviewing what the Priority Network is and isn’t.  The next steps will be examining our progress to date and an increased emphasis on the pedestrian element of the network.


1.1.1 Define/Refine


1.1.2 Sense of “where we’re at”


1.1.3 Emphasis on Pedestrian activity.


1.2 Safe Routes to School (Program Update): J. Purvis noted that DOT is expecting solicitation for projects to occur at the end of this month or early November.  The program will be run similarly to TEP and is 100% reimbursable.


1.3 Distribution of Trail Survey:  J. Purvis announced that the Trail Survey is complete and printed!  There are a limited number of printed copies available.  The printed copies will be distributed to CDTC Planning Committee members, trail communities, and volunteers who helped with the survey.  The document is also available on CDTC’s website.  CDTC will try to accommodate any additional data comparisons in addition to those included in the final document.


1.4 Other New Business: 


J. Purvis noted that CDTC’s most recent Linkage Program solicitations have been received.  The review committee meets next week.  More applications were submitted in this round than there is money available for funding. The review committee will meet next week and those recommended for funding will then go to the CDTC Planning Committee in November for final approval.  The funds will be available after April 1, 2008.

1.4.1 Town of Colonie Pathways Visioning Workshop – This item was not discussed due to the time constraints resulting from a lengthy discussion regarding the Priority Network.


1.4.2 Linkage Study Bike/Ped recommendations – J. Purvis noted that Mike Alba has created a document summarizing all of the Bike/Ped related recommendations from CDTC’s 50 plus Linkage Studies.  This document is anticipated to be explored in more detail at future task force meetings.



The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:30 p.m. at the CDTC Offices.