Pedestrian & Bicyclist Advisory Committee

Purpose / Charge

The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee's mission is to help make the City of Lebanon more safely walk-able and bike-able by facilitating, enhancing, and encouraging safe pedestrian and bicyclist travel and connectivity in the City of Lebanon. 

Meeting Time and Place

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

The existing Committee, formerly the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Committee, was a short-term Committee which had been charged with drafting a master plan for sidewalks and bicycle transportation improvements for review by the Planning Board and City Council, surveyed potential users of improvement options to help assess relative need and priority, and promoting bicyclist and pedestrian safety education. 

On May 10, 2005, the following mission statement and charge was adopted by the City Council: 

The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee's mission is to help make the City of Lebanon more safely walkable and bikeable by facilitating, enhancing, and encouraging safe pedestrian and bicyclist travel and connectivity in the City of Lebanon. To this end, the Committee will: Help complete the master plan for pedestrian and bicyclist facilities for presentation to the Planning Board and City Council. Coordinate, consult with, and advise City administration (Planning, Public Works, Parks and recreation, Manager) and City Boards (City Council, Planning Board, Public Safety Committee, Recreation Commission and Conservation Commission) on matters that may impact pedestrians and bicyclists, including reviewing City and State public works projects with regard to accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists, assisting with evaluation and preparation of funding applications (especially for the Transportation Enhancement Program [TEP]), and following through on implementation.

History

Formerly the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Committee established September 7, 1994, with members appointed October 5, 1994. Committee renamed and re-established with new charge September 20, 1995 and October 5, 2005. Membership appointed November 1, 1995. Membership changed again on March 15, 2006 and September 17, 2014.  Members appointed for three-year terms. 

Agendas, Audio, & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Audio recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval.
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Contact Information

To contact the Pedestrian & Bicyclist Advisory Committee, please use our Boards and Committees Contact Form 

Members

  • Colin Smith 
    Chair Citizen Member
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • John Kelleher
    Vice-Chair Citizen Member
    Term Expires: May 2021
  • Erling Heistad 
    City Council Representative
  • Karen Zook
    Planning Board Representative
  • Vacant 
    Friends of Northern Rail Trail Representative
  • Marie McCormick
    Citizen Member
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Alan Schnur
    Citizen Member
    Term Expires: July 2022
  • Sarah Crysl Akhtar
    Citizen Member
    Term Expires: November 2021
  • Alex Belensz,
    Citizen Member
    Term Expires: August 2023
  • Clif Below
    Alternate Citizen Member
    Term Expires: October 2023
  • Vacant
     Alternate Council Representative
  • Vacant
    Alternate Member
    Term Expires: 
  • Rebecca Owens
    City Representative
    Planning & Development Department