The purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to:
Make recommendations to the City Commission consistent with the policies and objectives set forth in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Advise the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator and City staff as to the determination of bicycle and pedestrian routes and help to establish project priorities.
Support community partnerships that plan, develop, promote, and coordinate community cycling, walking, and active commuting activities.
Develop goals and work plans regarding activities of the BPAC.
Review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities, when applicable.
The Committee consists of up to ten people but no less than six appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission. The members represent Kansas State University, Riley County Police Department, Riley County, Pottawatomie County (someone who resides within the Manhattan Urban Area boundary), Riley County Health Department, a representative of Manhattan's business community who currently owns and/or operates a business within the Manhattan community, and four at-large members representing the citizenry of Manhattan.
Appointments are for three-year periods and run from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31.
The committee normally meets the third Friday of each month at 8:15 a.m. in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. For the time being the committee is meeting virtually. Contact staff about "attending" the virtual meetings.