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The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee in Lafayette is complete.

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 6:23 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 6:26 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee in Lafayette is complete, and it is a little bigger than originally anticipated.

The idea for a committee of 7 people was first presented in June 2017. It would be made up of two city officials and five volunteers.

However, given the large interest in bike culture in Lafayette, eleven people will serve.

Committee members will work with city engineers on ways to make streets safer for people who walk and bike.

It will also keep the community informed about upcoming construction projects.

Project Manager Margy Deverall said the completed group comes just in time as we inch closer to summer.

"Pretty soon, not only are you going to have die-hard commuters out there...walking and biking wherever they are going but you're going to have an influx of children who are out there," said Deverall. 

The committee is working to get its name out in the community, and are participating in several events in the coming weeks.

Some of those events can be found by clicking this link. 

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