One of the most important advisory groups that currently exists in the region (when it comes to helping fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements) is currently seeking applicants. The Pima Association of Governments’ “Bicycle-Pedestrian Subcommittee” is looking for new committee members now through July 24th. Please see the press release from PAG below for details. (Go to the link mentioned at the end to download the application.)
Volunteers needed for regional bicycle-pedestrian subcommittee
Pima Association of Governments is seeking up to six Pima County residents to volunteer as members of PAG’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Subcommittee.
The subcommittee will be responsible for developing or considering various bicycle and pedestrian project proposals and forwarding recommendations through the PAG and Regional Transportation Authority committee process to ultimately seek final approval by the PAG Regional Council or RTA Board.
The subcommittee will be charged with developing recommendations for Regional Transportation Authority project funding with a focus on elderly and pedestrian safety, sidewalks, greenways/pathways and bikeways.
The subcommittee also will develop recommendations for PAG on federal Transportation Alternative Program funding with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian facilities; facilities providing safe routes for children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs; rails-to-trails projects; construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas; community improvement activities such as removal of outdoor advertising and vegetation management to improve road safety or prevent against invasive species; environmental mitigation activities such as water pollution prevention and wildlife crossings; recreational trails projects; and Safe Routes To School projects or programs.
Volunteers should be Pima County residents with a demonstrated prior and/or current involvement in issues related to activities mentioned above (e.g., bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trails, invasive species, environmental mitigation, etc.). PAG asks for a minimum of a two-year commitment and a potential minimum of four hours per month to participate and prepare for monthly meetings.
All interested Pima County residents may apply by completing the application available at: http://www.pagnet.org/tabid/820/Default.aspx
Applications should be completed by July 24 and returned via email to Gabe Thum at gthum@PAGregion.com. Notifications will be sent to applicants in mid-August.