Attendance: Lindsay Childs (Guilderland
Pathways), Dom De Cecco (Retired Legislator), David Gehrs (CDTA Planning), Andy
Labruzzo (Albany Co. Planning), Scott Lewendon (CHA), Kevin McLoughlin (NYPCA),
Don Odell (Retired), Robert Ritter (The Louis Berger Group), Deb Spicer
(NYSDOH), John Stangle (Village of Menands), Marta Szewczyk (The Louis Berger
Group), Elaine Troy (NYSDOH), Ivan Vamos (NYBC), Teresa La Salle (CDTC), Jason
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The August minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Greenways Grant for Regional Bike Trail:J. Purvis reported that he has received
the second draft and will be meeting with the consultant following the task
force meeting to discuss revisions.J.
Purvis hopes to have the final document available on the web as soon as
3.2 Canalway Initiative: D. Odell
reported that he and Lou Rossi did a walk through of the trail in Schenectady
and noted locations were trail signage is needed.Don will be sending the inventory
to Steve Feeney and Milt Mitchell.They
have agreed to place signs were needed, given that signs are provided to
them.The NYS Canalway has trailblazer
signs to provide.D. Odell noted that
templates for the Mohawk-Hudson trail signs should be able to be obtained from AlbanyCounty.CDTC will send a letter to John Dimura at the
NYS Canalway supporting use of the Mohawk-Hudson trail signs as an effort to
promote the regional trail as well as keeping with the signage guidelines.D. Odell noted that the next Canalway meeting
will be Monday, September 29th from in CliftonPark.D. Odell also noted that a Competitive
Rollerblade racing group is interested in volunteering for trail cleanup from
the SchenectadyCountyCommunity College to Canal Lock 8.
3.3 Guilderland Pathways
There were no updates to report.
3.4Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike
Trail Map update:T. La Salle
provided a printout of the map’s progress.The map has been doubled in width to be able to show more detail.Additionally, insets will be added as space
allows, including an overview of the location of the
trail within the region.It was
suggested that bustops on bikeable bus routes be shown on the map.D. Gehrs has volunteered to “test” the map
out, by using it to navigate the trail on bike.
Purvis informed members that the House voted nearly 3-1 in favor.E. Troy provided copies of the Roll
Call Vote to distribute.
Purvis reported that the Linkage project in RensselaerCounty looking at trail
connections from the LivingstonAveBridge to the MenandsBridge went in the Contract
Reporter on September 8th.Proposals are due October 3rd.Barbara Kendall is the project contact at the
Greenway Linkage: T. La Salle noted that this linkage project, which is looking at a
trail along the Patroon Creek Watershed, is awaiting follow-up from W. Haywood
Burns Environmental Center.Teresa La
Salle is CDTC’s contact regarding the project.
Purvis noted that a consultant working for UnionCollege contacted CDTC regarding
the MH trail by the college.The college
is looking to purchase the nearby Ramada along with the land that the trail is
on.They have some interest in retaining
the trail.That section of the trail is
owned by NYS Parks.
Vamos reported that the Town of Colonie is working with the
Countryside Exchange program at the Mohawk riverfront.I. Vamos tried to encourage that paving of
the gravel portion of the MH trail be considered.
Stangle reported that crosswalk improvements will be made on Broadway near the
Verizon building in the form of markings and possible pavement treatments.
Spicer noted that the Greenway will be holding workshops in the area on scenic
5.0 UPCOMING EVENTS
-The next CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
meeting is scheduled forTuesday,
October 7th at at the CDTC