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ODOT Bike & Ped Advisory Committee to meet in Portland

Posted by on December 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am

Here’s a good chance to see how the states official Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee operates. The OBPAC is set to meet in Portland on December 18th. Public is welcome to attend. Details are below…

Dec. 9, 2013

For more information: Sheila Lyons, Bicycle & Pedestrian program manager, (503) 986-3555 or Shelley M. Snow, ODOT Public Affairs, (503) 986-3438

SALEM – The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 in Portland, at the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Region 1 headquarters, 123 NW Flanders. Agenda items include discussions about the ConnectOregon V application review process, ODOT Maintenance practices as they relate to biking, and Enhance It funding for 2017 – 2020.

Those who wish to testify are encouraged to sign up on the public comment sheet provided at the meeting. General guidelines: provide written summaries when possible and limit comments to 3 minutes. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting, please provide the chairperson with a copy prior to your testimony.

Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please call ODOT’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Program office at (503) 986-3555 or statewide relay, 7-1-1.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Thank you — Jonathan

  • 9watts December 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    While soliciting public input is always good, the question I have is what (if anything) ODOT plans to do with the input this committee might be expected to receive?

    From your last article on this committee I see that the topics under consideration include:
    * development of the new Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Modal Plan,
    * ODOT’s new Active Transportation Section, and
    * the department’s new intermodal policies.

    Perhaps this is *the* venue for getting some traction on, say, Barbur?
    Why am I not optimistic?

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  • Todd Boulanger December 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    That seems to be the same day another statewide entity (the Oregon Transportation Commission) is in town too – a twofer?

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  • Doug Klotz December 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    And, of course it’s in the middle of the day, like all the OBAP meetings, so the majority of working people can’t attend.

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