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| Bicycle Advisory Committee|
|Lisa Cline, Chair |
Dave Favello, Vice Chair
|Peter Beernink || Jim Vendel |
|Danny Milks ||Alexa Donahoe ||- |
|Tom O'Toole |
Liason - Transportation Commission
|Sandra Jacobsen |
Liaison - Park, Recreation, Open Space Commission
Staff Contact: Jeremy Lochirco at 925-943-5899, ext. 2251
|What is the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)? |
The Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) advises and makes recommendations to the Transportation Commission on the policies for the planning, development, and maintenance of bikeway systems. The BAC’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Picture taken in front of the Rogers Hotel, at the corner of Main Street and Duncan, 1890
- Review of the General Plan
- Review existing facilities (bike routes, trails, parking, etc.)
- Review roadway construction projects and their accommodation of bicyclists
- Recommend bicycle projects for city capital improvement projects or for available fund sources
- Provide input regarding local, state or federal legislation, parking security, enforcement of vehicle code related to bicyclists
- Promote education efforts
The BAC is composed of nine members. Seven members are appointed from the community at-large by the Transportation Commission with City Council approval. The two remaining members are filled by a representative from the Transportation Commission and another from the Park, Recreation and Open Space Commission. At-large members serve for three-year terms and are eligible for a second term with the approval of the Transportation Commission. The only qualification for a BAC member is to either live or work within the City of Walnut Creek’s “sphere of influence” the borders of which expand the city limit to include some adjacent unincorporated sections of Contra Costa County.
The Bicycle Advisory Committee holds a public meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room at City Hall, 1666 North Main Street. Meeting agendas are posted about one week in advance. If you have a question about a meeting prior to the agenda posting, contact Jeremy Lochirco via email or 925-943-5899, ext. 2251.
Next Scheduled Public Meeting: May 8, 2013- Agenda This meeting has been cancelled.
The new bike map is here!
All new and updated with the latest information and bold graphics, the new bike map is a great way to see what facilities are available wherever you are going in the City of Walnut Creek. The new map illistrates on-street bikeways (routes, lanes, and paths) in and around Walnut Creek and off-street trails in Lime Ridge and Shell Ridge Open Space areas!
Download now or contact Julie Iamele via email or (925) 256-3529 for a copy.
|Bike in the open space! Get this FREE map and learn where the bike trails are in Walnut Creek's open space. Contact Julie Iamele via email or (925) 256-3529 or access the map online at: Map of Walnut Creek Open Space. |
Note: This map is in Adobe Acrobat. By choosing the zoom tool (looks like a magnifying glass in the tool bar across the top of the page) and placing it over a section of the map and clicking, you can see an enlarged version of that portion of the map.
Maps are also available at the Ranger Stations: Howe Homestead Park (930-7731); Shell Ridge (942-0225); and Sugarloaf (944-5766).
Get this free brochure packed with bicycle safety tips. Download now or contact Julie Iamele via email or (925) 256-3529.
Free Bicycle Safety Course.....
Did you know? ............
- Bicycle accidents make up 2.5 percent of accidents investigated in Walnut Creek
- Bicycles account for 10 percent of the total number of injury accidents
- Between 1993 and 1998, Walnut Creek had one of the highest rates of bicycle accidents in Contra Costa County
- The bicyclist is at fault in 70 percent of auto/bike collisions
- A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the street is the most common cause of bicycle accidents
- Sixty percent of bicyclists involved in accidents are 18 or older
Don't be a statistic! Take our Bicycle Safety Course!
The Walnut Creek Police Department’s Community Traffic Unit offers a two-hour bicycle safety course for residents of all ages.
The friendly, knowledgeable instructors “gear” their presentation to the attending age group, using Power Point and videos as well as informational handouts. Upon completion, participants get a “Certificate of Completion.”
The class is ideal for groups such as Scout troops and neighborhood associations. To sign up for the next available class, call 925-943-5899, extension 458.
Bicycle Classes Offered
Do you want to learn more about classes to improve your, or your family's, bike riding skills and knowledge? Then check out this web site: (http://www.bicyclesolutions.com/BayAreaClassTable.htm) that lists classes, descriptions, and locations!! City staff is researching whether we can organize a class and instructor to hold a class right here in Walnut Creek. If you would be interested, call Julie Iamele at 925-256-3529 so we can get your email address or phone number to alert you to any possible offerings!
Links to Other Bicycle-Related Sites
ReCycling is a column on bicycling issues written by BAC members. It appears in every other issue the Nutshell city newsletter.
Click here for the Nutshell.
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