Moving Ahead - Summer 2014

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ODOT and advises the agency in the regulation of bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the establishment of bikeways and walkways. Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Stanke was recently named chair of the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The Oregon Bicycle Advisory Committee was formed by ORS 366.112, a bill passed in 1973 by the legislature. In 1995, the Oregon Transportation Commission officially recognized the committee’s role in pedestrian issues, changing the committee to OBPAC. The eight-member committee, appointed by the governor, acts as a liaison between the public and

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“It’s important to have a Southern Oregon voice on statewide bike and ped issues,” said Stanke, “and it’s an exciting time to be involved as more attention is being given to walking and biking at the local and statewide levels.” OBPAC’s mission is to promote walking and biking as part of a multimodal transportation system while providing leadership and expertise to ODOT and the state by: advancing best practices in planning, design and safety, informing and influencing and collaborating with others on transportation policy and funding. June 6, 2014