The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board advocates for the city’s pedestrian and bicycling needs. It provides direction and guidance on policies affecting pedestrians and bicycles, recommends priorities for related local, state and federal projects, and promotes walking and biking as alternative modes of transportation. A complete list of the board’s duties is listed below.
- Board Duties
- Comprehensive Bicycle Plan
- Pedestrian Improvement Plan
- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
- Safe Routes to School
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- To oversee the implementation of the Plans and coordinate City pedestrian and bicycle policies and actions;
- To recommend pedestrian and bicycle project priorities for local, state, and federal projects;
- To promote walking and biking as alternate modes of transportation, with emphasis on educating school age children on safe, effective bicycling and walking;
- To serve as a source of information and a sounding board for ideas on advancing safe and convenient walking/running and bicycling in Wilson;
- To serve as a guiding group for new pedestrian and bicycle facilities, coordinating facility maintenance, and advocating for pedestrian and bicycle issues – locally, regionally, statewide or nationally;
- To coordinate annual bicycling and walking/running events and create other education and encouragement materials and programs specific to Wilson;
- To ensure that the City continues to receive community input on new projects and community support for any programs or activities;
- To advise and recommend to City staff alternative funding sources to meet the pedestrian and bicycling needs of the community;
- Review and recommend the acceptance of any grant, gift, bequest, or donation of any personal or real property made available for pedestrian and bicycle purposes;
- To enlist support for pedestrian and bicycle programs, services, and facilities from community groups, organizations, and neighborhood groups;
- To assist in developing working relationships with other local organizations to develop and expand pedestrian and bicycle options offered to the community;
- Carry out other duties as assigned or activities as determined appropriate by the City Council.