Want a say in Austin’s bike policies? Bicycle Advisory Council needs members

A cyclist rides his bike south on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, where a cycle track provides a dedicated bike lane that is separate from vehicular traffic. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

 

Want a say in Austin’s bicycle policies?

The City of Austin’s Bicycle Advisory Council is accepting applications for new members. The council advises city officials and other jurisdictions on bike-related issues, from bikeway implementation to education and enforcement.

Nine full members and 10 alternate, non-voting, members serve on the council. Six full-time and six alternate positions need to be filled. Any adult who lives or works in Austin is eligible. Members serve a two-year term.

Applications are available online here. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 20. Elections will take place Oct. 17 at the regular BAC meeting, when applicants will be invited to speak to voting members.

For more information email Emily.Smith@austintexas.gov or call (512) 974-2358.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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