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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Still Accepting Applications for Bicycle & Pedestrian Street Safety Commission

The City of Stevens Point needs willing and qualified applicants to fill all the positions on the BPSSC. If you are interested, please fill out our Commission Membership Application. Members will be appointed by the Mayor & confirmed by the City Council.

Attach additional pages as needed. Please explain your relevant background, familiarity with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Portage County Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and qualifications relating to the membership requirements.

The BPSSC shall be comprised of 5 commissioners and 1 alternate who must be City residents. The Bicycle-Pedestrian Street Safety Commission members will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council. Each member should have, to the extent practicable, known experience and interest in pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety as well as familiarity with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Portage County Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The commission should include: An Engineer or Planner; Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advocate; Bicycle Friendly Business owner; Safety Educator, an Alderperson, and a non-voting Community Development or Public Works staff liaison.

The Mayor will appoint the commissioners subject to confirmation by the common council. Members shall serve a term of three years with the alderperson serving the length of the aldermanic term.

The powers and duties of the Bicycle-Pedestrian Street Safety Commission consist of:

(a) Advising the Common Council on updates, maintenance, and implementation of the Portage County Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan and the Comprehensive Plan.

(b) Working with the Community Development Department and the Board of Public Works to achieve recognized standards for bicycle and pedestrian accessibility and safety, such as the American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly Community Silver/Gold designations and Walk-Friendly Community designation.

(c) Promoting the integration of bicycling and walking in the City of Stevens Point’s planning, engineering, design, and development of transportation facilities to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while enhancing neighborhood livability and resident quality of life.

(d) Making recommendations to City staff, department heads, boards and commissions, and the Common Council with regard to the capital and operating budget to identify pedestrian and bicycle needs, services, programs, or facilities.

(e) Working with local organizations and programs to educate all age groups on safe bicycling and walking skills.

(f) Developing and distributing informational, educational and promotional materials for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

Fill Out the Commission Application Form (pdf)
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