Tacoma seeks youth rep for bicycle, pedestrian advisory group

The City of Tacoma is looking for a student to help the City as it keeps moving on bicycle and pedestrian matters. The city manager has appointed 10 Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG) city resident members with a range of perspectives and expertise, yet to more fully represent the community the group still seeks a youth representative.

The BPTAG advises the newly created 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 encouragement.

Students living in Tacoma between the ages of 16 and 18 and have knowledge or first-hand experience about pedestrian, bicycle, health, parks and Americans with Disabilities Act issues are particularly encouraged to apply. The chosen volunteer should expect to attend meetings from 5 to 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402. The volunteer position is a one-year commitment.

Click here to apply online. The deadline is Sun., Dec. 1. To apply by mail, in-person or ask question, call (253) 591-5788.