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Clackamas County seeks biking/walking advisory committee members

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 27th, 2010 at 9:49 am

An excellent volunteer opportunity just came in from our friends to the south: Clackamas County Commissioners need eight volunteers to serve on their Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee.

Here's the press release with more information:

Promote safe bicycling and walking by serving on the Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking eight volunteers to serve for three year terms on the Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee, which advises them on policies and sections of the Comprehensive Plan affecting pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

The Committee's mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking as a significant means of transportation in Clackamas County. Its goals include the development of a coordinated system of safe and convenient bikeways and walkways, financing options for bicycle and pedestrian projects and increased public awareness of bicycle and pedestrian issues. Committee work has recently involved the creation of the Clackamas County Bike It! Map and presently includes a Bike Sign Plan for urban Clackamas County.

The Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee meets every other month on the first Tuesday between 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon 97045. The public is invited to attend.

Individuals interested in serving on this committee must complete an application form. In addition, they are strongly encouraged to attend a Committee meeting to get a better idea of the types of issues addressed by the committee. Our next meeting will be September 7, 2010. Additional background on the Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee can be found here.

Interested individuals need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the County’s website or contact Citizen Involvement, (503) 655-8552, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Application deadline is, August 15, 2010.

For more information call Lori Mastrantonio-Meuser at the Department of Transportation and Development at (503) 742-4511.

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