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10-16-2016, 07:01 PM
The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be meeting at 7 pm on October 17, 2016 at the Bradlee Safeway Community Room, 3526 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia.


Introductions – Chair, Jim Durham
Secretary’s report and minutes – Randy Cole
Financial Update

- Treasurer's Report
- Walking and Biking Fund Report - Jim Durham

Alexandria Police Liaison Report - Sgt. Seckler

- July 21st pedestrian struck at Gibbon/Rt 1; driver "Not Guilty" of Failure to Yield per City code 10-3-924

Guest Speakers

- Bruce Deming, Esq. Advice on what we can do both before and immediately after a crash to enable better outcomes, and as an organization, to educate or advocate.

- Bruce will also provide free copies of his book, Surviving The Crash: Your Legal Rights In a Bicycle Accident, to all attendees
- Residents, Janice Kupiec, Cecily Crandall - Pedestrian Safety on/near Columbus St.
- Southeast Old Town resident/Liaison to BPAC, Barbara Beach, Esq. – Safety concerns

City Staff Updates

- Hillary Orr was selected for assignment as Special Assistant to the City Manager
- Sign-up to help with Safe Routes to School Walk Audits: send Patrick.Reed@alexandriava.gov a note; include schools you may be interested in.
- Additional project updates

Bicycling in the Schools (BITS) Project Update

- Fund raising: more than $7,00 has been raised.

- Thirty bikes purchased; on-bike classes start October 24th

- An additional $3,500 needed for helmets, storage/security, pumps, tools, etc.
- You can help

- Send a check to The Walking and Biking Fund of ACT for Alexandria, 1421 Prince Street, Suite 220. Alexandria, VA 22314 or via this link. https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Walking-And-Biking-Fund

- Become an ACPS Volunteer: http://www.acps.k12.va.us/getinvolved/volunteer/

BPAC Project Updates:

- BPAC as a legal entity in the Commonwealth of Virginia Eldon/Jim - under review
- Bike Rodeo/Future Plans – Eldon Boes - Pending establishment of BPAC as a legal entity or partnering with another established organization
- City of Alexandria FY18 budget– Jim Durham

- Major budget issues: ACPS, WMATA/Transportation, Storm water treatment

Commission Liaison and Outreach

- Transportation Commission - Jerry King
- Commission on Aging - David Kaplan
- DASH Board - David Kaplan
- Environmental Policy Commission
- Parks and Recreation Commission - Dave Levy with Eliz Wright
- Traffic and Parking Board - Randy Cole
- George Washington Memorial Parking - Eldon Boes

- Mari Lou Livingood, President of the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, is planning an event to promote use and enjoyment of the GWMP in conjunction with NPS. It will be held on April 15, 2017 at Daingerfield Island and Gravelly Point. WABA plans to participate. Eldon told Mari Lou that BPAC would likely be interested in participating to promote safe use of the MVT.

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