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Clark County seeking volunteers for new Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Our neighbors to the north in Vancouver, Washington are transitioning their existing Bicycle Advisory Committee into a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Learn more in the official press release below…

County to launch bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee

Vancouver, WA – The Board of Clark County Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve on the newly forming Clark County Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

The committee will serve as an advisory group to the commissioners on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian planning, funding and implementation of the county’s bicycle and pedestrian plan. The group also will review future road construction and private development projects to ensure safety for people who travel on foot or by bicycle.

Applicants should have the following:
– Knowledge or interest in walking- and cycling-related issues in Clark County.
Commitment to prepare for and attend monthly meetings. Meetings are typically held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.

People who use public transit, Volksmarchers, bicycle commuters, recreational cyclists, students, neighborhood group members, or those involved in mobility issues are encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested should submit a letter to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011. Applicants also may send information by fax to (360) 397-6058 or e-mail to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.

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One Comment
  • Ted Buehler February 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I attended many of the bike committee meetings in 2008. It was a good bunch of hard-working volunteers. One of them singlehandedly put together all the signage and road diets necessary for a proper bypass of a nasty bridge on SR14 between Camas and Washougal.

    But they didn’t have a lot of muscle. I kinda doubt that the signed bypass route ever went in…

    Hopefully this will be a change for the better. The interests will be diluted a bit, but the constiutency will be broader.

    Best of luck, Clark County bicyclists and pedestrians.

    Ted Buehler

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