By Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director
Would you like to help guide the development of the Denver Moves Pedestrian Plan?
2015 will be an important year for walkability in Denver. In addition to making major investments in multimodal infrastructure along key corridors such as Brighton Boulevard, the City will be developing a new Denver Moves Pedestrians Plan that will establish walkability goals and set implementation priorities for years to come. You have the opportunity to participate in these activities by applying to become a member of the new Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
If you’d like to become a member of the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee and help make Denver more walkable, complete this application and return it to Anthony Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business, Friday, December 19, 2014.
Below is more information from the City and County of Denver about the opportunity. We hope you will apply!
Purpose: The Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MPAC) advises the Mayor on all matters regarding the pedestrian experience as it relates to transportation and recreation.
Following are the critical issues the committee will be advising and helping to inform the Mayor over the next two years:
- Review of the existing 2004 Pedestrian Master Plan
- Denver Moves Pedestrian Plan
- Prioritization of identified pedestrian projects
- Development of street guidelines
The Pedestrian Advisory Committee is specifically looking for individuals with the following backgrounds and experience:
- Geographic Representation – a citizen from each Council District
- Older Adult Representation
- Person with Disabilities Representation
- Youth Representation – Grade 9 through 12
- Transit Organization
- Business Community
- Healthy Lifestyle – Wellness & Prevention
- Pedestrian Interest Group(s)
- Parents/Teachers Association
- Higher Education Institution
Length of term: Two-year terms which may be renewed up to a maximum of three times pending reappointment by the Mayor.
Meetings and time commitment: Expect four to five hours per month.
- MPAC meets monthly for approximately 90 minutes
- MPAC sub-committees meet approximately 10 times per year for approximately 90 minutes
- MPAC members may be asked to attend other community meetings, site visits and related meetings