Friday, April 19, 2024

From the City of Cambridge, April 3, 2017: People interested in serving on the city’s bicycle, pedestrian or transit advisory committees have an April 21 deadline to apply. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings as well as review materials and engage in projects outside of regular meetings.

Bicycle Committee

This committee works to improve conditions for city bicyclists and 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 projects; 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 the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. For information, call Cara Seiderman at (617) 349-4629 or send email to [email protected].

Pedestrian Committee

This committee works to promote walking and 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. This committee generally meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge (with November and December meetings moving to the third Thursday). For information, call Cara Seiderman at (617) 349-4629 or send email to [email protected].

Transit Advisory Committee

This committee advances an agenda for a robust public transportation system for Cambridge residents and workers. The committee is made up of a cross section of stakeholders that may include representatives of businesses and large institutions; commuters; people with disabilities; the elderly, youth and students; lower-income residents; and transit advocates. The committee advises on city positions and policies regarding long-term sustainable funding for transit by the state, transit expansion and service planning and improvements. This committee generally meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. For information, call Tegin Bennett at (617) 349-4615 or send email to [email protected].

Application process

Applications are sought by dedicated individuals who live or work in Cambridge. Appointments are for two years of service.

Applications to serve on any of these committees can be submitted to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the city’s online application system. A cover letter and résumé or applicable experience can be submitted online. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. The deadline for submitting applications is April 21.