The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be meeting tonight at 7 pm at the Bradlee Safeway Community Room, 3526 King Street, Alexandria.

Christine Mayeur (Alexandria Complete Streets Coordinator) will provide a brief update on Complete Streets Projects and WABA’s new Advocacy Director, Robert Gardner is joining us for a discussion of WABA Advocacy priorities and strengthening our working relationship.

Agenda

1. Introductions – Jim Durham, Chair
2. Secretary’s report and minutes –Mary-Jane Roth for Secretary, Zack DesJardins
3. Financial Update – Treasurer, Bradley Rawls
4. Alexandria Police Liaison Discussions –Lieutenant Mike May
• Updates on recent crashes involving people walking and biking
5. Guest Speaker Christine Mayeur, City of Alexandria Complete Streets Program Coordinator
• Complete Streets project updates
6. Guest Speaker: Robert Gardner Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) Advocacy Director
• WABA Advocacy Priorities
• Strengthening regional partnerships
7. BPAC Strategic Planning and prioritization discussion
• A BPAC member retreat is being planned for a Saturday or Sunday in July (7 or 8, 14 or 15, or 21 or 22 or August (e.g. 18 or 19, 25 or 26)
• Design team meeting (Telcon) 6 to 7 PM, June 14th
• Design Team members: Jake Jakubek, Mary-Jane Roth, Randy Cole, Eldon Boes, Andrea Kirk, Zack DesJardins, Jeremy Grandstaff , Judd Lumberjack
8. 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
9. Other BPAC Projects:
• Last class for 2017-2018 Bicycling in the Schools (BITS)
o Volunteers needed Wednesday 1 PM to 1:50 PM. at James K Polk ES
• Bike Rodeo volunteers needed; sign up with Eldon Boes (boes509@comcast.net):
o Thursday, June 21, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at the Charles Barrett Elementary School
• Alexandria Families for Safe Streets Update – Jim Durham
o Event to highlight safety issues 3:15 PM, June 14 at Francis C. Hammond MS
10. 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, Casey Kane
11. Public Comments:
Bike and Pedestrian Calendar – Please join us at one or more events!
• June 12th, Tuesday, 6 AM to 7 PM – Primary Elections in Alexandria.
o Council Candidate Responses to walking and biking questions:
https://alexandriabpac.wordpress.com...safety-issues/
o Mayoral Candidate Responses to walking and biking questions:
https://alexandriabpac.wordpress.com...ndidates-2018/
• June 14th Thursday 3:15PM - Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) event to highlight the pedestrian and cyclist safety.
o According to the Alexandria Police Department, the months of June and November are the highest incidents of pedestrian and bicyclist crashes.
o Several AFSS crash survivors and family members who lost loved ones to a car crashing into them when walking in cross walks will tell their stories of the consequences of drivers
violating traffic laws.
o Location: Francis C. Hammond Middle School (Seminary Road & Library Lane)
• June 16th , Saturday, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m - Friends, supporters, and stakeholders of the MVT will meet on Saturday, June 16 at Indigo Landing on Daingerfield Island.
• June 21, Thursday, 6 to 7:30 pm - Bike Rodeo at the Charles Barrett Elementary School teacher parking lot, hosted by the CBES PTA.
• July 9th Monday, 7 pm - BPAC monthly meeting in the Bradlee Safeway Community Room