The deadline for applications for a new, seven-member Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee has been extended until Friday April 26.
Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Rush Hill announced the extension at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The applications had been due April 3. City spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said that 10 applications had been submitted.
The 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.
He had hoped the new committee could be formed and hold its first meeting in May.
In a written message, he said he was not frustrated by the delay in selection committee members due to an application deadline extension.
“I am frustrated with the low number of applicants,” he wrote. “I would sacrifice time to get the best and brightest for this position.”
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