Dynamics of Effective Advisory Committees
Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees are critical to
making bicycling and walking part of the transportation solution because they
add transparency and community engagement to the planning process. This webinar
offers guidance about committee structure, defines roles, and suggests techniques and training
to make a group more effective. Case study examples balance the perspectives of
staff and advocates, bicycle and pedestrian focus, and regional and local
committees. Presenters from the Nashville (Tennessee) MPO and the City of
Olympia, Washington, will discuss their committees’ major initiatives and how
productive, long-term working groups achieved significant, measurable outcomes.
The Nashville Area MPO assisted in developing a regional bicycle and pedestrian study and an award-winning regional transportation plan. As a result of this work, the group was tasked to develop scoring and make funding recommendations related to bike/ped projects. The City of Olympia's Advisory Committee has successfully focused on improving the pedestrian realm through its involvement with a far-reaching sidewalk funding initiative, a pedestrian crossing improvement program, the redesign of the 4th Avenue bridge, and an innovative neighborhood pathways program.
Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American
Leslie Meehan, Director of Healthy Communities, Nashville
David Kleinfelter, President, Walk/Bike Nashville
Sophie Stimson, Senior Transportation Planner, City of
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