Sunday, May 26, 2024

The city is looking for people interested in transportation infrastructure, education and safety to apply by Oct. 31 to become members of its Bicycle or Pedestrian committees.

Bicycle Committee

This committee works to improve conditions for bicyclists in the city and to promote bicycling as a means of transportation. Activities include organizing and participating in public events, such as biannual community bike rides; reviewing plans for road construction; commenting on proposed development; creating promotional materials to encourage bicycling in the city; and working with city departments on network planning. This committee generally meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway.

Pedestrian Committee

This committee works to promote walking and to help create a more comfortable, safe and pleasant environment for walking in Cambridge. It advises on the design of roadway projects and policies related to traffic calming, traffic signals and sidewalk design. It also identifies intersections and other locations where it is difficult to walk, makes suggestions about proposed development projects as they affect people on foot, and undertakes other activities to promote walking. The committee creates and leads fun walking tours for the public. This committee generally meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. (November and December meetings are on the third Thursday.)

How to apply

Applications are sought from dedicated people who live or work in Cambridge. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings as well as engage in projects outside of regular meetings. To apply, please prepare a cover letter indicating which committee you are interested in, a description of your interest in the topic and any specific issues you would like to contribute time to working on. Please be sure to include your home mailing address, phone number and email and send your application to Richard C. Rossi, City Manager, c/o Diane Bongiorno at the Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. Applications can also be emailed here.

Appointments are made by the city manager and are for two years of service. For information, call (617) 349-4600.