City seeks residents, business owners to serve on Pedestrian Advisory Committee
The City of Minneapolis is seeking Minneapolis residents and business owners to serve on its Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The committee has existed since 2006 and is shifting its original membership structure to include more community members. The committee exists to advise City leadership on policies, programs and actions improving pedestrian safety, mobility, accessibility and comfort; promote walking for transportation, recreation and health; and strengthen the connection between the pedestrian environment and public transportation. Term lengths are two years.
Members who reside or own a business in the city and who have an interest in promoting walking and improving the pedestrian environment in Minneapolis are encouraged to apply. The committee membership as a whole should represent the following perspectives on pedestrian issues:
- distinct pedestrian user groups, such as transit riders, people with disabilities, senior citizens, parents or people who work with children
- caretakers of the pedestrian environment, such as property owners, neighborhood groups, business owners and business associations
- people with relevant technical expertise, such as traffic safety, urban design and public health
- people representing diverse social, cultural and economic groups in the city
- people representing distinct geographic areas of Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis promotes walking as a healthy, free and no-pollution form of transportation. Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods make our community a safer and better place to live, work and enjoy life. The Pedestrian Advisory Committee participated in the City's first pedestrian master plan, part of the City's transportation action plan within the City's long-range comprehensive plan.
For more information or to apply to serve on this committee, visit the Boards & Commissions website. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be kept on file for 12 months. For appointments in the summer of 2010, priority will be given to applications received by May 28.
May 7, 2010
Published May 7, 2010