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.

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CDTC Launches Interactive Linkage Program Map

CDTC has launched an interactive map showing the study area boundaries of all 86 of its Linkage Program planning studies. The Linkage Program provides financial and technical assistance to local communities for planning, with particular emphasis on projects that support implementation of innovative transportation and land use concepts.

CDPHP Cycle! Rolls into the Capital Region

CDTA in partnership with CDPHP have launched the first bike share program in the Capital Region. CDPHP Cycle! officially launched on July 27, 2017 and bikes are initally available in the Cities of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. Read More...

Capital Region Greenway & Trails Plan

CDTC is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to develop a Greenway & Trails Plan which will include the following additional tasks:

  • Estimate the economic and health impact(s) of multi-use trails in the Capital Region.
  • Compile trail management best practices
  • Create a branding and marketing plan for the Capital Region's multi-use trail system
  • Collect video and imagery of trail corridors via drone or other aerial device

CDTC has budgeted up to $150,000 for the greenway and trails plan update and CDTC will be administering the consultant contract. Proposals are due to CDTC by September 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

CDTC's Draft New Visions 2040 Financial Plan Public Comment Deadline is August 18th

CDTC has released its Draft New Visions 2040 Financial Plan for public comment. 

pdfDraft New Visions 2040 Financial Plan

Comments will be accepted through August 18, 2017 and can be sent to cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.  Hard copies of the document may be found at local libraries.

Survey Open on Central Avenue Street Lighting

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in partnership with the Town and Village of Colonie, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid, the Capital District Transportation Committee, the University Transportation Research Center, and Creighton Manning, is evaluating the street lighting along Central Avenue approximately between Fuller Road and Reber Street (near New Karner Road), as part of a project that will involve replacing the existing high pressure sodium lights with light emitting diode (LED) street lights. Before the lighting is replaced, we would like to know your opinions of the current street lighting. Completing this survey is completely voluntary. Please observe the street and the lighting at night, and then, select the responses which most closely describe how much you agree or disagree with each statement.

Survey link: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/lrc/central