Lafayette creates new committee for pedestrians and bicyclists

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The city of Lafayette is creating a new committee to help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 5:37 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2017 5:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of Lafayette is creating a new committee to give input on how to help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.

From now until the end of the year, the city is taking applications for the five positions on the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Two city officials and five volunteers will hold regular meetings to discuss issues and provide ideas to the city.

Planner and Project Manager Margy Deverall is helping to organize the committee.

She said she hopes it will strengthen communication between the city and members of the community.

"It is getting easier to move around walking and by bicycle but there's always room for more improvement and we wanna be a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community," said Deverall.

The city hopes to have the committee selected by the first week of Jan 2018 and the first meeting the last week of Jan 2018. 

Deverall said the BPAC should make it easier for the community to find out about projects before work begins on them.

"I hope they'll be a good resource for all of the departments as they're working on projects that do impact people walking and biking, that they know that this is a group that's interested, that they can go to," said Deverall.

To apply for the committee, click here and fill out the survey.

Meeting times and dates have not yet been determined.

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