Multnomah County seeks representatives for Ped/Bike committee

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The Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee represents citizens of Multnomah County regarding pedestrian and bicycle issues. The Committee is made up of citizens from around the County with a strong interest in pedestrian and bicycle issues. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve a two-year term.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, in Portland.

The Committee advises the Board of County Commissioners and Transportation Division on matters involving bicycle and pedestrian transportation within the County’s road jurisdiction, which is comprised of the major collector and arterial road system in the cities of Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village, as well as the unincorporated areas of Multnomah County including the West Hills, Sauvie Island, and the Gorge. The County also owns and maintains five of the Willamette River Bridges.

The Committee is under-represented in: pedestrian advocates, youth advocates, Safe Routes to Schools advocates, representation from far East Multnomah County (i.e., Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, Corbett / the Gorge) and the West Hills / Sauvie Island.

Sound like you? Consider applying — applications accepted on an ongoing basis, with new member appointments to be made by June 2014. More details and the application can be found here.

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