Complete Streets Educational & Technical Workshop Series

CDTC is currently soliciting sponsors to host a free Complete Streets Workshop in their community as part of our 2018 Complete Streets Workshop Series! For more information, please see the links at the right side of this page.

The primary purpose of CDTC's Educational & Technical Workshop Series is to assist local governments with developing and implementing Complete Streets policies. Many communities in the Capital District have developed, and/or are in the process of developing, Complete Streets policies. Also, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Complete Streets Act (Chapter 398, Laws of New York) on August 15, 2011, requiring state, county and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding.

In spite of local and state regulations favoring Complete Streets, many of our local governments have faced challenges when developing and implementing their policies. CDTC's Complete Streets Educational & Technical Assistance Workshop Series helps our transportation planning practitioners and decision makers identify and overcome Complete Streets policy and implementation barriers.

These free workshops are highly interactive in nature, with the goal of building local capacity to implement Complete Streets approaches, and strengthen relationships between transportation practitioners, other departments, and the community. Key decision makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals learn how to more effectively balance the needs of all users and routinely create and maintain Complete Streets.

In 2016, CDTC completed the pilot CDTC's Educational & Technical Workshop Series - for more information see the workshop summaries.

2018 Traffic Safety Ambassador Program Solicitation

Since the Capital Coexist Traffic Safety Ambassador Program launched in 2016, over $70,000 in bicycle and pedestrian safety projects and programs have been completed. The program is open to local governments, certified first responders, 501(c)3 non-profits, and for-profit organizations. Proposed projects or programs can request up to $5,000 for Safe Routes to School projects, slow down campaigns, helmet giveaways, pop-up events and demonstration projects, and bicycle skills training.

The mini-grant will cover up to 75% of the proposed project or program costs. CDTC is currently accepting applications by email until January 31, 2018 and all projects must be completed by the end of next year. To learn about the program guidelines and eligibility, see the documents below.

If you're looking for ideas or inspiration, visit the Capital Coexist Mini-Grant Project Gallery.

Local Pedestrian Safety Project Solicitation

NYSDOT in coordination with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is pleased to announce the local solicitation for pedestrian safety projects included in the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) that was announced in June of 2016. The local solicitation for pedestrian safety projects includes $40,000,000 statewide in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds for systemic pedestrian safety projects on local and county urban roads and streets. Note that projects will only be eligible within CDTC’s 2010 Adjusted Urbanized Area Boundary. You can view that boundary here. There is a $250,000 minimum to apply for system level projects.

A webinar about the program is being held on November 14th at 2 p.m. and potential projects sponsors are required to participate. Details can be found here. Additional information about the call for projects, program guidance, application forms and related materials are available at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/highway/psap.

Applications must be submitted to CDTC by email only by March 09, 2018.