NACTO Street Design Workshop

The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is working in partnership with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) to provide a full-day workshop on September 14, 2017 on innovative bikeway design, based on the National Association of City Transportation Officials' (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide. The workshop will cover design tools and strategies to transform streets into safe and comfortable places to bike, including protected bike lanes, bike boulevards, and safe crossings and intersection treatments. Participants will apply these lessons during hands-on design exercises, evaluating design options and applying bikeway and intersection design strategies, as well as other topics addressed in the Guide.

This course is eligible for 8 hours of AICP continuing education credits and registrants will also receive the latest edition of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Seats for this training workshop are limited to the first 25 registrants. The registration fee is $100 and will be held at the CDTC office.

Register Here!

Take CDTC's Public Road Safety Survey

CDTC is conducting a survey of the general public in support of the development of the Regional Safety Action Plan on what the major road safety concerns are in the Capital Region. The survey is only 3 questions long and will take less than 3 minutes to complete. Your input is important to us!

Take the Survey!

Read CDTC's September Newsletter

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Capital District Trails Plan Comments Due October 15th

The Capital District Transportation Committee released the draft Capital District Trails Plan on September 13, 2018. The draft plan, meeting materials, and video can be viewed and downloaded at Comments should be sent to by October 15, 2018. 

Read the press release.

2018-19 Smart Communities Project Solicitation

CDTC has made $75,000 for consultant services available to fund technical studies which assist Capital District communities in launching smart cities initiatives and plans (e.g. municipal “smart cities” plans) related to new and emerging technologies and services. CDTC is accepting project proposals from Capital District communities that meet the eligibility requirements described in the solicitation and will solicit for consultant services after the projects have been chosen through the evaluation process.

A 25% match is required and the project proposal deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018. For more information download the solicitation here.

Regional Sidewalk Inventory

CDTC has recently completed a nearly four year effort to develop an overview of sidewalk infrastructure at the Regional level. CDTC has created a GIS-based inventory of existing sidewalk infrastructure in all 77 municipalities within CDTC’s planning area. The primary objective for creating this inventory arose from an increasing emphasis by USDOT to ensure that MPO’s and State DOT’s are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which requires local governments to develop Transition Plans to identify a course of action to bring deficient pedestrian facilities into ADA compliance. CDTC’s Sidewalk Inventory is intended to be used as a baseline or first step in assisting municipalities with developing a screening process to evaluate ADA compliance of their existing sidewalk facilities. In addition to providing a summary of our regional sidewalk mileage, the inventory will be used to help in future planning projects and programs by identifying existing pedestrian facilities as well as gaps in the pedestrian network.

Please visit the CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian page to download the Regional Sidewalk Inventory document.