CDTC in the News on WAMC: Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Meeting

WAMC provided coverage on the CDTC and Town of Bethlehem's February 16th Public Meeting for the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study. The study is exploring a full range of complete streets treatments for the Delaware Avenue Corridor from Elsmere Avenue to the Normanskill Bridge. Complete Streets are designed to balance the needs of a wide range of public road users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and motor vehicles. Click here for the full story and you can learn more about the study on the project website. The project study area is shown in the map below.

CDTA transit bus serving customers on Delaware Avenue (2017)

Governor Cuomo Announces $5.9 M in Capital Region Bridge Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $5.9 million to rehabilitate and replace 10 bridges and culverts across the Capital Region. The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State. Click here for the full press release including the project list.

CDTC's Equity Task Force Seeks New Members

The Equity Task Force works to ensure CDTC’s conformance with Title VI regulations and Environmental Justice. Click here for more information about the Task Force and to learn how to become a member.

Saratoga Springs Adopts Complete Streets Plan

The City Saratoga Springs adopted the Complete Streets Plan, a CDTC Linkage Study, on December 20th. The Complete Streets Plan was established as an important goal within the City's Complete Streets Policy and is the guiding document for the development of a safe network of pedestrian, bicycle and transit routes linking activity centers and neighborhoods within the City, as well as to a larger regional network. The network will develop in phases over time, with identified “Bronze, Silver and Gold” levels of quality that are linked to established national benchmarks. These improvements will make walking, bicycling and riding transit more viable modes of transportation, helping the City meet sustainability goals and contributing to the unique quality of life in the City. Click here for news coverage in the Saratogian.

Westmere Corridor Study Adopted by Town of Guilderland

Over the last year and half, CDTC has assisted the Town of Guilderland on the development of the Westmere Corridor Study. The study intended to develop a neighborhood plan for the area along Western Avenue between Chruch Street on the east and State Farm Road and New Karner Road on the west, building on the recommendations included in the 2000 Guilderland Comprehensive Plan.

Improvements to transportation are a central element of the study, which also makes recommendations for land use, access management and streetscape improvements, pedestrian-bicycle facilities, and transit improvements.

The draft report is available here and the Guilderland Town Board adopted the plan on November, 15, 2016.

Click here for a Times Union article on the study posted on December 2, 2016.