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County bike/ped committee looking for new members

Posted by on December 4th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Multnomah County is looking for members to serve on its bike and ped citizen advisory committee. This is a great opportunity for an engaged community member who wants to help make sure that County owned properties (like the Burnside, Hawthorne, Broadway, Morrison, and Sellwood Bridges) continue to function well for bike traffic.

Members sought for county bicycle and pedestrian committee

Multnomah County is seeking members to serve on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee who live or work in East Multnomah County. The committee advises the county on bicycle and pedestrian issues related to the county’s road system, which includes:

    · Major collector and arterial roads in the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, and Wood Village
    · Roads in unincorporated areas of Multnomah County including the west hills, Sauvie Island, and areas east and west of the Sandy River
    · Five Willamette River bridges in the City of Portland (Broadway, Burnside, Hawthorne, Morrison, and Sellwood)

Individuals who are interested in transportation issues affecting bicyclists, pedestrians and the disabled are encouraged to apply. The committee advises the county’s Transportation and Land Use Division on matters that involve bicycle and pedestrian transportation, including project review and budget recommendations. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Multnomah Building at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve a two-year term.

To apply, individuals need to complete an interest form, available online at www.co.multnomah.or.us/bikeped. To request an interest form or more information, contact Jennifer Dederich at 503-988-5050, Extension 29640 or Jennifer.dederich@co.multnomah.or.us.

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