Public Works Newsflash: The Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has changed its name to the Active Transportation Committee. Active transportation refers to any form of human‐powered transportation – walking, cycling, using a mobility device, in‐line skating or skateboarding. People engage in active transportation in many ways, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or biking to school or work. Because transit users begin or end their trips on foot or bike, transit is considered an active mode, too. Eugene’s Active Transportation Committee advises staff on implementation of the City’s Transportation System Plan and Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan. Functions and charges of the Active Transportation Committee include:
- Assist in the development and implementation of walking and biking projects and programs.
- Review and comment on changes to planning and policy documents where they relate to active transportation.
- Provide input on benchmarks and review associated data to monitor and document the implementation of walking and biking projects.
- Assist in the development and dissemination of pedestrian and bicycle safety awareness and education materials to the community.
- Review and make recommendations on walking and biking funding priorities.
- Serve as volunteers to assist Transportation Planning staff at public events that promote active transportation.