Alexandria BPAC Meeting – Monday, December 10, 2018

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    The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be meeting Monday, December 10 at 7 pm at the Bradlee Safeway Community Room, 3526 King Street, Alexandria on DASH Routes AT5, AT6 and AT9, and Metrobus Route 28A.

    Please join us on Monday for discussions with Alexandria’s Complete Streets Program Manager, Darren Buck; we’ll also review final plans for our Eighth Annual Holiday Lights Ride on Dec. 15th (more here), and discussing our new Bike Mentoring program and other future plans. The meeting agenda is provided below. Check out the the bottom of the agenda for information about upcoming events, such as these:
    • February 11th: Alexandria’s soon-to-be Vice Mayor, Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, will be our guest speaker at BPAC’s February meeting.
    • March 14th: Third Annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit
    • April 27th: Alexandria’s Earth Day Celebration


    1. Introductions and Welcome – Jim Durham, Chair
    2. Secretary’s report and minutes – 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. BPAC-Alexandria Spokeswomen-Phoenix Bikes Holiday Lights Ride, 12/15 at 5:30 pm

    • Ride marshals and photographer/videographer volunteers needed

    6. City of Alexandria Complete Streets Program Manager, Darren Buck

    • Alexandria Trail Snow-clearing plans
    • Complete Streets project updates (provided separately)

    7. Year-in-Review: Highlights and accomplishments – All
    8. BPAC Strategic Action Implementation – Updates here

    • Goal Area #1, Advocacy (Jim D, Zack D) – Recent & planned engagements.
    • Goal Area #2, Increase Base (Judd) – Membership model and Diversity next steps
    • Goal Area #3, Increase Brand: Communications (Ken), Events (Eldon)
    • Goal Area #4, Increase Capacity (Josephine)

    9. BPAC Sub-committee Reports and Discussion

    • Legislative and Policy subcommittee – Zack Desjardins, Chair
    • Education subcommittee, with updates on SRTS, BITS and Bike Rodeos – Eldon Boes
    • Communications – Andrea Kirk and Bob Trencheny Co-Chairs
    o January Newsletter plans – Judith Fogel
    o New Twitter Account – Adam Bibler
    • Infrastructure subcommittee – Ken Notis, Chair
    o Landmark Mall Plan Workshop, Jan 26th 10 am to 2 pm at FCH Middle School
    o Potomac Yard walking and biking safety issues.

    10. Other Projects, Events and Activities:

    • AFSS – BPAC Holiday Pot-Luck party 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Dec 18th, Founders Hall
    • Bike Mentoring project initiation – Josephine
    • Promoting bicycling, linked with Earth Day, “Climate Change – Take Action”
    o Highlight and promote additional Bike Mentoring
    o Tour de Alexandria or other Earth Day event ride
    o Pop-up demonstration event and/or other infrastructure project “grand opening”
    o Bike Rodeo?
    • Friends of the MVT Trail update – Judd Lumberjack
    • AFSS Update: WDR recap – Jim Durham
    • Trail Measurement recap – 59 trails, ~21 miles – Casey Kane

    11. Commission Liaison and Outreach

    • Commission on Aging and DASH Board – David Kaplan
    • Environmental Policy Commission – Eldon Boes
    • Parks and Recreation Commission – Dave Levy, Eliz Wright
    • Traffic and Parking Board – Casey Kane, Randy Cole
    • Transportation Commission – Casey Kane, Jake Jakubek

    12. Public Comments:

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

    o Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Landmark Mall Re-planning Community Open House, Brandywine Living (450 S. Pickett St.)

    o Saturday, December 15th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Eighth Annual Alexandria Holiday Bike Ride, Meet-up at the George Washington Middle School Parking Lot

    o Tuesday, December 18th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, BPAC Holiday Party, Founders Hall, 1st Floor, 106 N. Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, RSVP to Mary-Jane Roth (

    o Thursday. January 10th, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, RunningBrooke’s 3rd Annual Move2Learn Summit, at T.C. Williams High School, Register here.

    o Monday, Jan 14th, 7 pm to 9 pm- BPAC monthly meeting, Bradlee Safeway Community Room

    • Guest Speaker: Summer 2019 Metro Shutdown plans, Thomas Hamed, Alexandria Transportation Demand Management/Transportation Management Plan Coordinator
    o Saturday, January 26th, 10 am to 2 pm, Landmark Mall Re-planning Community Workshop at Francis Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd.).

    Looking Ahead

    o Monday, Feb 11th 7 pm to 9 pm, BPAC monthly meeting, Bradlee Safeway Community Room
    • Guest Speaker: Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
    o Thursday, March 14th 10 AM to 5:30 PM, 3rd annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit, at the George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health

    o Saturday, April 6th, 1st Spring Bike Rodeo, at Douglas MacArthur ES

    o Saturday, April 27th 10 am to 2 pm Earth Day, “Climate Change – Take Action”, at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.

    o May 2019, Bike To Work Month!

    o Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2019 – Six station Metro Shutdown: Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield.

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