City of Tacoma: Volunteers needed for bicycle, pedestrian advisory group

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is looking for informed residents to help the City as it moves forward on bicycle and pedestrian issues by serving on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.

This advisory group was formed in 2013 to help direct the Transportation Commission on active transportation issues, such as bicycle and pedestrian planning, transportation regulation compliance, project prioritization, and implementing the City’s Mobility Master Plan, including wayfinding, project design, connectivity, and citizen education and encouragement. Meetings are held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every third Monday at the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St., in downtown Tacoma.

Tacoma’s City Manager will appoint two Tacoma residents to the existing eight-person group, with preference given to residents living in Districts 4 and 5 to ensure a range of perspectives and expertise. Residents with knowledge or first-hand experience about pedestrian, bicycle, health, parks, and Americans with Disabilities Act issues are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, the City of Tacoma is seeking a youth representative, between ages 16 and 18, to serve as part of the group.

Apply online here. Applications are due by Thurs., Feb. 12, and should be submitted to Active Transportation Coordinator Diane Wiatr at Call (253)-591-5380 for more information.