Capital District Transportation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Salim Adler (PTNY), Judy Breselor (Rensselaer County), Mark Cashman (MHCC/LAB), Jesse
Day (NYBC), John Dennehey (HRVG), David Gehrs (CDTA),
1.0 AGENDA AND MEETING NOTES REVIEW
The August 2004 meeting minutes were approved.
2.0 PROJECTS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER UPDATES
2.1 Zim Smith Trail Update-
3.0 ONGOING TASKS
3.1 Guilderland Pathways Committee: No one was present from the Pathways Committee.
3.3 Toolbox Update-Safety Objectives: J. Purvis noted that the document is near completion and is awaiting CDTC internal review.
4.0 NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Increased Meeting Participation: Members suggested inviting SPOT Fund recipients to upcoming meetings.
4.2 Spot Improvement – Round 3: J. Purvis noted nine projects were approved for funding at CDTC’s Planning Committee meeting on the 8th of September. CDTC will hold an informational meeting for recipients on October 12th at
4.3 Other New Business:
I. Vamos circulated copies of the TEA-21 Recreational Trails Program 2005 Grant Applications.
J. Purvis noted that the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail Map is expected to be awarded to a printer this week and that final production is expected in two to three weeks. J. Purvis asked for suggestions regarding mass distribution of the maps to visitor’s centers and chambers of commerce. Members suggested that CDTC produce a flyer to send to these entities with info about the map and that requests for maps be made from the flyers, so that maps are not distributed as part of an overall package and therefore are more apt to be put in the hands of trail users. D. Gehrs inquired about existing data regarding trail counts.
reported that he will be participating in the trail planning of a NYS Thruway
Adler noted that comments will be accepted on the Waterford-Cohoes Trail Plan
Draft through Monday, September 26th. A Public Meeting will be held on Thursday,
September 30th at at the
Day noted that GTSC grants are running behind.
He also circulated flyers for upcoming safety workshops in
F. Mastroianni requested to be informed of any potential funding opportunities so that he may share this information with interested municipalities.
D. Gehrs noted that CDTA now has 90 bike racks on their bus flee, with ten awaiting installation.