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Committee Duties, Responsibilities, and History
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
The existing Committee, formerly the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Committee, was a short-term Committee which had been charged with drafting a master plan for sidewalks and bicycle transportation improvements for review by the Planning Board and City Council, surveyed potential users of improvement options to help assess relative need and priority, and promoting bicyclist and pedestrian safety education.
On May 10, 2005, the following mission statement and charge was adopted by the City Council:
The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee's mission is to help make the City of Lebanon more safely walkable and bikeable by facilitating, enhancing, and encouraging safe pedestrian and bicyclist travel and connectivity in the City of Lebanon. To this end, the Committee will: Help complete the master plan for pedestrian and bicyclist facilities for presentation to the Planning Board and City Council. Coordinate, consult with, and advise City administration (Planning, Public Works, Parks and recreation, Manager) and City Boards (City Council, Planning Board, Public Safety Committee, Recreation Commission and Conservation Commission) on matters that may impact pedestrians and bicyclists, including reviewing City and State public works projects with regard to accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists, assisting with evaluation and preparation of funding applications (especially for the Transportation Enhancement Program [TEP]), and following through on implementation.
This committee was originally established on September 7, 1994 as the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Committee with members appointed on October 5, 1994. In 1995, the committee was renamed the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee with a new charge established on September 20, 1995 and October 5, 2005. Membership for the re-established committee was appointed on November 1, 1995 then changed again on March 15, 2006 and September 17, 2014. Members are appointed for three-year terms.