One of CDTC's primary responsibilities is to develop and maintain a long term (20+ year) regional transportation plan. Our plan is currently being updated and we want your input as to how to prioritize transportation investments. Take our funding poll to provide your thoughts.
To learn more about our regional transportation plan update, visit our New Visions 2050 webpage. A summary document is available for your review.
Questions or comments? Contact us at NewVisions@cdtcmpo.org or call 518-458-2161.
The Craig-Main Connection Complete Streets study is now final! The complete streets study was funded through the CDTC Linkage program and developed in cooperation with the City of Schenectady, with assistance from a consultant project team lead by Place Alliance Northeast, and sub consultants Land Art Studios, Creighton Manning Engineering and River Street Planning. The study evaluated the Craig Street‐Main Avenue (Craig‐Main) corridor from Albany Street to Crane Street in the City of Schenectady.
The study set out with the goal of creating complete streets designs that would create a safer and more inviting environment for all modes, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists. The project team worked extensively throughout the study to connect with residents of the surrounding neighborhoods and gather input and recommendations on what the preferred future streetscape would look like on the Craig-Main corridor. In total, the project team held over 10 public outreach events, including a study launch party and multi-day day charette event where local food, music, and entertainment was provided to incentivize public participation and feedback. The event was considered a success with over 200 people in attendance and an abundance of community input on preferred designs!
As a result of the public outreach six different projects were recommended that target different portions of the study area. The plan also included a series of detailed cost estimates for each improvement, which have already been useful in assisting the City in pursing funding for the recommended improvements. For more information about the Craig-Main Complete Streets Study and a more detailed description of specific recommendations please visit https://www.craig-main-connection.com/.
CDTC launched Capital Coexist, a bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign, in 2010 in response to overwhelming public feedback that traffic safety education is needed for all road users –bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians – in the Capital Region.The CDTC maintains a long range regional transportation plan called New Visions. One of the goals of New Visions is to reduce the number of vehicle crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycling and walking are viable alternative modes of transportation and mobility that are vital to the region’s public health, transportation, and the economy. To continue to increase the number of people walking and bicycling, it must be safe both in perception and reality.
The Traffic Safety Ambassador Program will make $25,000 in Federal funding available for capacity building projects designed to assist public, private, and non‐profit organizations in the Capital District inproviding bicycle and pedestrian safety education and training.This program works to achieve the following New Visions and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan goals:
1. Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety by reducing the number of vehicle crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians
2. Increase the number of bicycle and pedestrian trips (especially commuting trips) in the Capital Region
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST on January 31, 2020. See the links below for a full description of the Request for Applications and copy of the application form.
Join us on October 29th at the Electric City Barn (400 Craig St, Schenectady) for the final public meeting event for the Craig-Main Connection Linkage Study. The meeting will be an open house style event highlighting the recommendations made as a result of an extensive public outreach effort. The event will also feature ice cream to enjoy while you learn more about the project!
For more information on the project please visit the project website at https://www.craig-main-connection.com/ .