Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Record of Meeting on
1.0 New Business
Enhancement Program– The review committee submitted a list of
recommendations to the
1.2 Spot-Improvement Program – CDTC has reviewed the applications and will meet with DOT to develop a prioritized list. The projects approved for funding will be shared in November’s Task Force meeting.
Webinar – CDTC is hosting an ITE Webinar on “Pedestrian Crosswalk Policies:
New Tools and Treatments” on
1.4 Local Project Updates
1.4.2. Albany Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan – The IBI Group was selected as the consultant for the project based on their past experience and project proposal. The Study kickoff meeting is scheduled for October 24. The meeting will include, but will not be limited to, prioritizing city streets and corridors for bicycle accommodations, developing a map and discussing what treatments should be explored.
Round of Linkage – The
1.6 Meeting notices – In an effort to improve on distributing meeting announcements and sharing material, Jason will begin sending an email reminder to the Task Force approximately one week before meetings. Agendas, meeting notes, and any material that would normally be handed out (when possible) will be posted on CDTC’s website.
1.7 They Just Don’t Get It… -
1.7.1 A photo was shared showing a
ticketed bicycle at
1.8 Other New Business
1.8.2 K. Mateja reported that the
$500,000 grant received by the Town of
1.8.3 Any suggestions for November of December agenda items should be forwarded to Jason, as well as any ideas to help re-energize the Task Force.
1.8.4 J. Purvis reported that NYSDOT is interested in reestablishing the statewide bicycle and pedestrian committee.
1.8.4 J. Levy suggested that a
discussion with AMD or the Town of
1.8.5 N. Ronsvalle announced that
Halfmoon was awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Parks
Service, along with other communities along the
Halfmoon/Mechanicville Rail Yard is talking with the Town of
The Town of
1.8.6 H. O’Grady announced that the
Crescent Trail on the north side of the River went out for bid. The trail will connect to
H. O’Grady announced the Shenendehowa received $500,000 from NYSDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program.
1.8.7 J. Ceponis distributed PTNY Campaign for Parks postcards.
1.8.8 E. Troy announced that the NYS Department of Health (DOH) released an RFA for community based healthy organizations modeled on the Robert Wood Johnson healthy living by design program. The deadline for applications was Tuesday, October 14 and award recipients will be announced in January. .
1.8.9 K. Mateja announced that the Farmers’ Market at The Crossings will be extended through October.
It was suggested that NYSDOT encourage Safe Routes to School award recipients to plan and promote large Walk to School Day events for 2009.
1.8.10 D. O’Dell will be a member of the Albany Bike Plan’s Study Advisory Committee which will have its first meeting on Friday, October 24.
The City of
D. Haller is a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force member. He is working with the Healthy Transportation
Infrastructure Network to do a bike recycling program and to set up a
sustainability task force in
1.8.12 R. Maholtra attended a meeting
in the Town of
2.0 Upcoming Events
The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting is scheduled for November 18 at 4:30 PM.