Capital District October 30, 1997
The CDTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues Task Force's New Visions report recommended establishing a standing bicycle/pedestrian committee to continue meeting and providing advice to the Planning and Policy Committees. The concept of a bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee was endorsed by CDTC's Administrative and Financial Standing Subcommittee with reservations regarding the functions and capacities of such a committee. To address these reservations, following is a draft statement of function and logistical arrangements, developed on the premise that the Committee would have too open-ended a mandate without defining for it some fairly specific roles in and responsibilities to the CDTC process.
Provide concise reports to the Planning Committee on problems in the bicycle/pedestrian travel environments; draft bicycle/pedestrian planning products for Planning Committee review/approval; carry out special projects (studies, public meetings) or prepare discussions of specific topics as requested by Planning Committee.
Suggest quarterly basis -- February, May, August and November. Meeting can either be "routine" (no specific product on which to be worked) or "special" (primarily for the purpose of working toward specific product).
Routine meetings; prepare status report on bicycle and pedestrian travel environments, opportunities for improvement, other recent developments (e.g., conferences, successes elsewhere) for Planning Committee information.
Special topic meetings: prepare specific deliverables (e.g., regional bike/ped plan, bike/ped travel studies) for Planning Committee review.
Routine: Memo to Planning Committee, to include discussions of problems noted, opportunities for bicycle/pedestrian accommodation, recommendations.
Special: Draft plans, maps, reports.