Eight Bicycle, Pedestrian and Air Quality Projects Receive Funding

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $112.2 million in funding has been awarded to 81 projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements and improve air quality across New York. Funding supports projects that include multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new accessible sidewalks that adhere to regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, improved access to public transportation, and enhanced roadway safety. The funds were made available through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program.

Project Awards in the Capital Region include:

  • $2,000,000 to the Capital District Transportation Authority to implement a bikeshare program.
  • $680,800 to the Town of Guilderland to construct and connect ADA compliant sidewalks.
  • $2,903,760 to the Town of Bethlehem to construct a modern roundabout and a safe sidewalk connection.
  • $973,667 to the Town of Bethlehem to construct ADA compliant sidewalks.
  • $848,840 to the Town of Clifton Park to construct an ADA compliant multi-use path.
  • $1,531,626 to the City of Saratoga Springs to complete the Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector.
  • $1,556,000 to Schenectady County to construct the River/Rosendale Road Roundabout.
  • $1,280,000 to the City of Rensselaer to construct the Rensselaer Riverfront Multi Use Trail.

Registration is Now Open for the June 2017 NYS Metropolitan Planning Organizations Conference

Registration is now open for the NYS Metropolitan Planning Organization Conference in Syracuse, NY on June 20 -21, 2017. Registration is free for MPO Member Agency Representatives (one per Agency) and the general registration fee is $150. AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Ceritification Maintenance Credits will be available.

Learn more at www.nysmpos.org and click here for preliminary information on session topics. Check back soon for the full conference agenda.

2018 NYS Budget Passage Announcement

On April 10, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the passage of the 2018 State Budget. Funded programs and initiatives are summarized here. Items of interest to CDTC include funds to reconstruct the Schenectady Amtrak Station, funds to construct the Empire State Trail, legislation to allow rideshare companies to operate in Upstate NY, continued support for CDTA operations and continued support of the PAVE NY, BRIDGE NY, and clean fuel vehicle programs.

Learn more at https://www.budget.ny.gov/

Vote for CDPHP Cycle! Bike Rack Locations

This summer, CDPHP Cycle! will bring the first bike-share program to the streets of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy and will offer a healthy, fun, and easy way to explore the Capital Region.

CDPHP Cycle! needs you to help them get the region ready to ride! Tell them where you want to pick up or drop off a CDPHP Cycle! bike this summer. Use the map on the CDPHP Cycle! Website or download the Social Cyclist app to vote for CDPHPCycle! rack locations, also available on their website.

Voting ends on Sunday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Register for Bike to Work Day!

Bike to Work Day 2017 is Friday, May 19th! To learn more about this year's ride visit Capital Moves.

CDTC to Host Designing for Bicyclist Safety Webinars in April

CDTC will be hosting a free three-part webinar series that will equip agencies with the tools needed to understand the principles of bicyclist safety and respond to safety problems with the appropriate countermeasures and designs. Based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this webinar series is intended to convey the fundamentals of properly designing for bicyclist safety. The webinars include:

Designing for Bicyclist Safety
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time

Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road
Monday, April 17, 2017
1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time

Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections
Thursday, April 27, 2017
2:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time

This webinar series is being delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center with support from the FHWA Office of Safety through a contract to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus States and Cities.

To learn more about this series, visit the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.