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Posted on: October 23, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Stevens Point Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Stevens Point's first Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee was established this summer by Mayor Wiza. The 5-member citizen committee offers recommendations to the Plan Commission & City staff on how to make biking and walking better in Stevens Point.

The committee includes bicycle/walking enthusiasts Tori Jennings (Chair), Trevor Roark (Vice-Chair), Liz McDonald, Jim Menzel, and Marlene Pohl.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee aims to help the city implement an effective integrated multimodal transportation network. They say improving biking and walking infrastructure and policy will benefit our economy, the environment, and make Stevens Point a healthier and more attractive community for people to live, work, and visit.

To achieve this goal, the BPAC will focus on implementing the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan; promote transportation equity; coordinate safety education for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians; promote safe routes to schools; improve transportation accessibility; and seek funding opportunities to support these goals.

The BPAC meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM in the City Conference Room, 1515 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point. The public is encouraged to attend meetings and provide input. A dedicated BPAC website and online platform for public comments is being developed. Agendas and minutes of the meetings are available here on the City website.

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