Alexandria BPAC Meeting – Monday, February 11, 2019 (New Location)

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    Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker is our guest speaker at BPAC’s meeting on Monday, Feb 11th. We have asked the Vice Mayor to share her vision for Transportation in Alexandria, including walking and biking. She is also interested in hearing our questions and concerns. You are invited and very welcome to join us.

    The program on Monday evening also includes the following:

    • Lieutenant Mike May, APD’s Traffic Safety Officer, will provide an update on recent and planned APD Traffic Safety initiatives.
    • Ms. Christine Mayeur, City Complete Streets Program Manager, will provide an update on progress and future plans for Vision Zero and Complete Streets projects

    A complete meeting agenda is provided below.

    Agenda – Monday, February 11th 7 to 9 PM, at the Alexandria Police Department Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA

    1. Introductions and Welcome – Jim Durham, Chair
    2. Alexandria Police Liaison Discussions – Lieutenant Mike May

    • Updates on recent crashes involving people walking and biking
    • Alexandria Police Traffic Safety initiatives

    3. City of Alexandria Vision Zero and Complete Streets Program Updates – Christine Mayeur, Complete Streets Program Manager

    • Complete Streets project updates (provided separately)

    4. Guest Speaker: Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker. We have asked the Vice Mayor to share her vision for Transportation, and her ideas about walking and biking in Alexandria.
    5. Quick updates

    • BPAC Bike Mentoring program initiated.
    • SSSAS 5th Grade Girl Scouts voted to partner with BPAC to conduct a City-wide Bike Rodeo as part of April 27th Earth Day celebrations
    • Regional walk and bike planning discussions initiated with Arlington and DC BACs
    • Grant funding being pursued:
    o Submitted a BetterBikeShare grant application with Casa Chirilagua and Four Mile Run Park Conservancy
    o Working with ACPS to win a Safe Routes To School non-infrastructure grant
    o Working with NVRC to win a Virginia Highway Safety grant.
    • Meeting on Friday, Feb 15th with City Staff to start planning Bike Month activities
    • Virginia General Assembly Update: Hands Free driving bills passed both houses
    • BPAC General Liability Insurance Policy purchased.

    6. BPAC Business items

    • Secretary’s report and minutes – Zack DesJardins
    • Financial Update & 2019 Dues Report – Treasurer, Bradley Rawls
    • BPAC Officer Elections

    7. Sign-up to help:

    • Serve on one of five BPAC Subcommittees
    o Legislative and Policy subcommittee – Zack Desjardins, Chair
    o Education subcommittee – Eldon Boes
    o Communications – Andrea Kirk and Bob Trencheny Co-Chairs
    o Infrastructure subcommittee – Ken Notis, Chair
    o Events subcommittee – Chair -TBD
    • Help with Spring Events (See separate sign-up sheet)

    8. BPAC Strategic Action Implementation: Updates here:

    • BPAC Structure Team report: Josephine Liu, lead

    9. Public Comments/New Business:

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

    Monday, March 11th 7 pm to 9 pm, BPAC monthly meeting, Bradlee Safeway Community Room

    • Guest Speakers:
    o Katy Lang, Program Manager, WalkArlington
    o Emily Gage: Executive Director, Phoenix Bikes

    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

    Friday, March 15th and Saturday March 16th: ½ day Smart Cycling 101 classes available

    • Friday, March 15th at the George Mason University (GMU) campus in Fairfax,
    • Saturday, March 16th at the GMU campus in Manassas

    Thursday, April 4th Mount Vernon and Cora Kelly Bike Rodeo

    Saturday, April 6th, Douglas MacArthur ES Bike Rodeo

    Monday April 8th BPAC Monthly meeting

    Saturday, April 13th Townes at Cameron Park Bike Rodeo

    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.

    • Bike Rodeo with SSSAS Girl Scouts
    • Earth Day Bike Ride(s)
    • Promote Bike Mentoring at the Earth Day BPAC table

    Looking Ahead

    May 2019, Bike To Work Month!

    Two Bike Rodeos: May 11th and May 25th

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

    June 2019: Two Bike Rodeos: June 7th and June 8th


    This is going to be a good one folks!

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