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.

Agenda

  • 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.