Community members needed for Columbia Active Transportation Action Agenda Task Force
The Columbia Association (CA) is seeking to create a more interconnected and comprehensive bicycling and walking circulation system for health, recreational and transportation purposes, one that better connects neighborhoods and activity centers and promotes safe and convenient bicycling and walking. Beginning this fall and continuing to summer 2012, CA will be working with consultants who are experienced in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design and engineering; wayfinding; public involvement; and GIS to create a Columbia Active Transportation Action Agenda to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in Columbia, as well as promote and increase awareness of CA’s pathway system and make it easier to use by a wide spectrum of community members. Desired outcomes for this project include an implementable action agenda that establishes priorities for Columbia bicycling and pedestrian network improvements; identifies implementation projects, including a pathway signage/wayfinding pilot project; creates a series of route maps; recommends partnerships; and identifies responsible parties for the implementation projects.
Community members are needed to serve on a task force to provide guidance to CA as it develops the agenda. Task force members will work with CA staff to engage the community and review recommendations and priorities as they are developed. The Active Transportation Action Agenda Task Force is anticipated to meet monthly approximately six times between fall 2011 and spring 2012. Community members will also be invited to attend public meetings and workshops and biking/walking tours throughout the development process.
Interested community members may review and complete an application online at http://www.columbiaassociation.org/pdfs/getinvolved/ActiveTransportForm.pdf. Applications are due on or before Tuesday, October 25. They may be e-mailed to Scott.Templin@ColumbiaAssociation.com or mailed to Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044, Attn. Scott Templin.
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