The city of Santa Clara, California announced openings for the city Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
The BPAC is a citizen committee to advise the city council on matters related to bicycling in the city of Santa Clara. This committee is now accepting applications for new members from people who either live or work (!) in Santa Clara. I think this is the first BPAC I’ve seen where non-residents are eligible. This is significant because I’m among the 50,000 people who commute into Santa Clara everyday.
BPAC meetings take place the third Wednesday of January, March, June, August and October, 4 PM at Santa Clara City Hall.
Participation in the BPAC can be both rewarding and infuriating. You’re right there looking at proposals for some of the interesting things Santa Clara has done regarding bike infrastructure, and Santa Clara ridership has tripled over the past year, but you’ll also beat your head in frustration at a city council that refuses to take action on some of the things that really matter.
Contact Marshall Johnson at 408-615-3023 or MJohnson@Santaclaraca.gov for applications. Applications must be received by Tuesday October 20, 2015, so hop to it.
Chapeau to my friends at Cowgirl Bike Courier who tipped me off to this news.