This morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the reconstitution and formalization of the long-dormant Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
This is a positive step forward and we look forward to serving on the new Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission and representing individuals who choose to or would like to ride bicycles for transportation or recreation safely and conveniently in the Greater Baltimore region.
We are thrilled that business leaders and public health experts who live and work in our city are also a part of this commission and that they recognize the numerous benefits of providing safe and convenient alternative forms of transportation.
The press release on the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission is below:
Members of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission
The Commission’s purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor’s Office and City departments on issues related to promoting bicycling as a safe and convenient form of transportation and recreation.
Their responsibilities are to coordinate among City agencies the implementation and biennial updating of the Bicycle Master Plan; provide guidance and advice on policies, designs, trends and opportunities that support bicycling in the City; advocate for the prioritization of capital funding for facilities serving bicyclists; advise on the adoption of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (“NACTO”) and other NACTO standards on bicycli ng; and to take any other action to promote safe bicycling throughout the City.
The Commission is comprised of 11 members which include: a representative of the business community; a representative of the architectural, engineering or urban design industry; a representative of the bicycling community; a community representative; a member at large, who shall be chairperson of the Commission; a representative from the Office of the Mayor, as designated by the Mayor, who shall be vice-chairperson of the Commission; a representative of the City Council, as designated by the City Council President; a representative of the Planning Department as designated by that department’s Director; two representatives of the Department of Transportation, as designated by that department’s Director; one with expertise in planning bicycle facilities or activities; and one with expertise in traffic engineering; and a representative of the Baltimore City Police Department as designated by the Police Commissioner.
The commission members are:
- Peter Rosenthal, Vice President at Constellation Energy
- David Hong, Founder and Principal at Living Design Lab, L.L.C.
- Greg Hinchliffe, Interim Executive Director of Bikemore
- Dr. Keshia Pollack, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University
- Jon Laria, Partner, Ballard Spahr, L.L.P.
- Dan Sparaco, Assistant Deputy Mayor of Operations
- A representative of the City Council, designated by the City Council President
- A representative of the Planning Department, designated by the Director of Planning
- Caitlin Doolin, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- Traffic Engineer, Traffic Division, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- A representative of the Baltimore City Police Department as designated by the Police Commissioner
Members appointed by the Mayor shall serve terms concurrent with the term of the Mayor. Members may not receive any compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of duties, in accordance with the City of Baltimore policy set forth in the Administrative Manual and as provided in the City budget.