Seattle’s volunteer Bicycle Advisory Board seeks new members

IMG_1990The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board is a volunteer group of everyday folks who help guide the city’s decisions that relate to bicycling. Members do not need to be experts in urban planning or a “hardcore” cyclist. All you need is a strong interest in seeing more and safer cycling in Seattle and a desire to listen, learn and give feedback.

The board has been increasing its membership diversity in recent years, and I hope this member selection process continues that trend.

More details from SDOT:

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. Current members represent all types of cyclists and skill levels, from casual weekend riders to year-round commuters. Members must be Seattle residents and may not be city employees. The board meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seattle City Hall.

Mayor Murray and the City Council are committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, youths, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by June 6th to walkandbike@seattle.gov with “SBAB” in the subject line. Interested persons without internet access may call 206.684.7583.

To learn more about the board or join the mailing list for agendas and other board updates, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/default.htm.

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