The City of Harrisonburg's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee was established in 2010 by the Harrisonburg Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission (TSAC) following City Council action to formally add bicycle and pedestrian matters as an additional area of responsibility of the commission.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee's members are Harrisonburg citizens appointed by the Commission and serve three year terms. The subcommittee is facilitated by Public Works Department staff who works together with the subcommittee and other community stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities for making Harrisonburg more walk and bike friendly.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is an advisory committee with the following duties:
- To advise city staff and Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission on bicycle and pedestrian related matters,
- To assist in implementation and achieving the goals of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan,
- To work with the City to achieve safe bicycle and pedestrian connectivity for all citizens,
- To solicit input and feedback from community members and local advocates on bicycling and pedestrian matters,* and
- To serve as the body through which the update of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan takes place (approximately every five years as the Comprehensive Plan is updated).
*Note: The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is advisory and not an advocacy group.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee generally meets on the fourth Monday of every other month, during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Room 011 at City Hall, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. Meetings are always open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. For further direction about accessing Room 011 please see these directions: [352KB] How to Access City Hall Room 011
In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee meetings at this time.
Community members and media will be able to watch the meeting live on:
- The City's website, https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
- Public Education Government Channel 3
Public comments must be received by 12:00pm (noon) on the day of the meeting and will be shared with Subcommittee members. Please email comments to: Jakob.Zumfelde@harrisonburgva.gov
2020 Meeting Dates
January 27, 2020
March 23, 2020 - Cancelled
May 18, 2020
July 27, 2020 - Meeting will not be held in person, see agenda for details.
September 28, 2020
November 16, 2020
Questions for the subcommittee and requests to be added to a future subcommittee agenda may be submitted by email to email@example.com or by calling 540-434-5928.
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