A common definition of a Complete Street is one that is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
CDTC's New Visions Plan goes far beyond traditional transportation issues by examining issues related to a Quality Region. A quality region considers health, the economy, and the environment within an overall framework of land use planning and transportation policies.
The Capital Region occupies a strategic location within the Northeastern United States. The region sits at the nexus of 2 Interstates (I-87 and I-90), several major highways and rail routes, and along the Hudson River.
CDTC’s Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program (the Linkage Program) is an integrated land use and transportation planning program that provides financial and technical assistance to local communities for planning.
The New Visions Plan recognizes that managing traffic flows is critical for the health of the region. Reliable traffic flow is more important than reducing congestion – traffic congestion is often a sign of a region's economic vitality.
The Capital District’s transportation system is complex, made up of a mix of privately and publicly-owned roads and bridges. Taking care of these assets is critical to the regions' continued economic success and mobility. towns, and villages.
CDTC's safety planning initatives have been evolving over the last 10 years as crash data availability and quality has increased significantly. CDTC is currently developing a Regional Safety Action Plan.
CDTC provides a variety of technical assistance to communities in the region. In 2018, CDTC and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) have partnered on a joint technical assistance program.
Federal transportation legislation, currently an extension of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), requires a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.