FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Feb. 1, 2010 Max Kalhammer – Sr. Planner, Bicycle Coordinator

(214) 671-8295



City seeks applicants to be part of Bicycle Advisory Committee;

The community group will help update the Dallas Bike Plan



DALLAS – The City of Dallas is seeking residents to serve on the Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee, which will help update and replace the 1985 Dallas Bike Plan, will consist of members of the community with a strong interest in improving and expanding the City’s bicycling culture and bicycle-related infrastructure.



“This is an opportunity to serve our community in a very meaningful and tangible way. The 15 committee members will inform the planning process from the community stakeholder and bicycle user perspectives”, said Theresa O’Donnell, Director of the Sustainable Development and Construction Department.



“This committee’s main function will be to give timely input and feedback on the major draft components of the Plan, and a thorough and constructive review of the overall draft Plan,” she added. Serious consideration for appointment to the committee will be given to individuals who can demonstrate one or more of the following:



· Consistent interest in issues related to bicycling as a form of exercise and alternative transportation for people of all ages and abilities.



· Experience as an advisor on strategic planning or transportation planning projects, especially for bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities.



· Experience on a City-sponsored citizen or stakeholder advisory committee, or other involvement with a City project or initiative.



The Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet as often as once a month for up to three hours, over the next eight to 12 months. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 7. Candidates will be screened by City of Dallas staff and approved for appointment by the Bicycle Policy Steering Committee.



Applications can be obtained at www.dallascityhall.com and e-mailed to max.kalhammer@dallascityhall.com with the words “BAC Application” in the subject line, or mailed to Max Kalhammer, Senior Planner (Bicycle Coordinator), Sustainable Development and Construction, Dallas City Hall , Room L1BS, 1500 Marilla St. , Dallas , TX 75201 .



Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.





Frank J. Librio

Managing Director

Public Information Office

City of Dallas

1500 Marilla - 4 ES

Dallas, Texas 75201

Office: 214-670-3322

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