City Accepting Applications for Bicycle Committee

posted: March 18th, 2013 01:47 pm | 1Comment

The City of Newport Beach is accepting applications for seven members to serve on a newly formed Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee.

“Committee members will be individuals with background and experience in casual, recreational, and commuter bicycling,” according to a city webpage.

The deadline to file an application is 4 p.m. Wednesday April 3. Applications can be found online or at the City Clerk’s office at 3300 Newport Blvd. For more information, or to request that an application be mailed or faxed, call (949) 644-3005.

The Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted at its last meeting to create the new committee, which replaces a Bicycle Safety Committee that sunset earlier this year; read our earlier story here.

The new committee’s focus will be creating a Bicycle Master Plan, a document that outline’s the city’s alternate mobility goals and includes everything from bike parking, wayfinding programs, how to get people out of cars for short trips and could include a bike-share program. Councilman Tony Petros, who served on the city’s Bicycle Safety Committee and its precursor, the Bicycle Safety Task Force, will be the committee chairman.

The City Council will vote on the new committee’s members. Petros said the new group likely will hold its first meeting in May.

One Response to “City Accepting Applications for Bicycle Committee”



March 26th, 2013

Seven new places for termed out politicians to stay on the public feed trough. Way to go nanny er ah Nancy.

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