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04-08-2018, 02:38 PM
The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be meeting at 7 pm on April 9, at the Bradlee Safeway Community Room, 3526 King Street, Alexandria.

Please join us at Monday's Alexandria BPAC meeting, 7 to 9 PM on Monday, April 9th for a discussion of numerous volunteer opportunities, such as helping to teach ACPS elementary school students bike safety and skills, and for a discussion of Alexandria Complete Street process and project updates with Alexandria's new Complete Streets Program Manager, Darren Buck. The complete agenda and calendar of events is provided below.


Introductions - Jim Durham, BPAC Chair
Secretary's report and minutes - Zack DesJardins, Secretary
Financial update - Bradley Rawls, Treasurer
Alexandria Police Liaison Discussion - Lieutenant Mike May, APD
- Updates on recent crashes involving people walking and biking
Guest Speaker: Darren Buck, City of Alexandria Complete Streets Program Manager
- A new data analysis plan for complete streets major projects
- A new community engagement tool for repaving projects
- Safety and Accessibility during King Street-Old Town Metro Access Construction
- Complete Streets project updates
BPAC Sub-committee Reports and Discussion
- Legislative and Policy subcommittee - Zack DesJardins, Chair
- Education subcommittee - Eldon Boes, Co-Chair
- Communications - Andrea Kirk and Bob Trencheny Co-Chairs
- Infrastructure subcommittee - Ken Notis, Chair
Recent Event/Discussion highlights:
- Vision Zero Summit (March 15th) - Jim, Mary-Jane, and Casey
- AFSS and advocacy discussion with WABA (Greg Billing and Tamara Evans) - Jim
- Communications discussion with T&ES (March 27th) - Zack and Casey
- Carlyle Transportation Management discussion with Janet Gregor and Tara Zimnick-Calico - Mary-Jane, Eldon and Casey
Other BPAC Projects:
- Bicycling in the Schools (BITS) Volunteers needed:

o James K Polk ES 3rd grade: Mon-Thurs, April 9th to 27th 10:10 to 10:55 AM
o Matthew Maury ES, Mon-Fri, starting April 15th at 8:10: 9:00 and 10 AM
- Alexandria Earth Day, Saturday, April 28, 10 AM to 2 PM. Eldon Boes

o Bike Train Volunteers needed

o BPAC - Alexandria Spokeswomen table planned
- Bike to Work Day (18 May) - Shared BPAC-Alexandria Spokeswomen tables. Additional volunteers needed. Alexandria Pit Stops and current volunteer line-up:

o Old Town Market Square: Jen, Jim (Emcees); Eldon
o John Carlyle Square: Casey (Emcee)
o Del Ray Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave: Dave Levy
o Fairlington Centre (New), 1711 Centre Plaza - in front of Great Harvest Bread
- "Bike Everywhere Month" - Themed Bike Ride volunteers: Ken, Judd, Josephine, Jake, Zack, Casey and possibly Andrea K
Commission Liaison and Outreach
- Commission on Aging and DASH Board - David Kaplan
- Environmental Policy Commission - Eldon Boes
- Parks and Recreation Commission - Dave Levy with Eliz Wright
- Traffic and Parking Board -Casey Kane
- Transportation Commission - Jake Jakubek
Public Comments:

Bike and Pedestrian Calendar - Please join us at one or more events!

Monday, April 23rd, "Are Alexandria's "Complete Streets" creating complete confusion?" Agenda: Alexandria program at the Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311.
- Time: 6:30 pm - Reception, 7:15 pm - Program begins. 9:00 pm - Program ends.
- https://agendaalexandria.com/42318-2/
Wednesday, April 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Frederick and Diana Prince Livable Communities Leadership Award Reception, TICO Restaurant, 1926 14th St NW, Washington DC 20009
- http://www.smartergrowth.net/livablecommunities/
Thursday, April 26, 6 to 8 PM Community Health Assessment Kickoff - Creating a community vision for Health in Alexandria, First Baptist Church , 2932 King Street, Alexandria
- RSVP to healthmatters@vdh.virginia.gov
Saturday, April 28, 10 AM to 2 PM Alexandria Earth Day Celebration, "Local Action, Global Impact", at the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.
- https://www.alexandriava.gov/EarthDay
Saturday, May 5th, 9 AM Bike Rodeo in Arlandria sponsored by Mt Vernon Community School. Contact Eldon Boes (boes509@comcast.net) if you can help!
May 14th Monday, 7 pm - BPAC monthly meeting in the Bradlee Safeway Community Room
- Guest Speaker: Daphne Kott, Design Division Chief, City of Alexandria, Department of Project Implementation
Friday May 18th Bike to Work Day. Register here: http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/
Sunday, May 20th, 11am-1pm, 5th Annual Women on a Roll: Wonder Women! Girls, women, and women-identified persons invited. If interested, contact Andrea Hamre ahamre@gmail.com!
Additional Bike Rodeos:
- Friday June 8th at James K. Polk Elementary School
- Saturday June 9th at Matthew Maury Elementary School
- Saturday in June (TBD) at Charles Barrett Elementary School.