Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee
The Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is an “ad hoc” (special purpose) body of the Town whose mission is to promote walking and biking across the community, including but not limited to incorporating the consideration of the needs of cyclists and pedestrians in the Town’s circulation system and infrastructure through education and outreach efforts involving town officials, residents and commercial entities. The Committee evaluates and makes recommendations to the Town Council regarding general bikeability and walkability initiatives.
Committee Composition and Administrative Support
The BPAC shall consist of five (5) and a maximum of nine (9) members appointed by the Town Council; members shall be residents of the Town. It is intended that the membership be diverse and provide broad based community representation and diverse points of view concerning transportation circulation issues. Committee members should have interest and expertise in biking, walking, public transit, and mobility. The Planning Department will provide general administrative support for the committee.
BPAC Committee Charge
Primary Goals/Initial Work Items
• Promote a systematic method for ongoing citizen input into the development of important circulation policies, plans, and projects
• Review and give input on relevant policy and planning documents
• Advocate for development of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian master plan and identify funding options for the implementation of the bicycle and pedestrian projects
• Investigate how making South Kingstown a safer place for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users can increase our residents' health, safety, and well-being while benefiting our local economy by increasing bicycle tourism.