On June 9th, Bicycle Coalition staff travelled out to Harrisburg to attend the quarterly meeting of the Pedestrian and Pedalcycle Advisory Committee, the august body that advises PennDOT on all topics related to bicycling and walking.
Waffiyyah Murray, the Bicycle Coalition’s Safe Routes Philly coordinator, along with Angie Dixon and Charlotte Castle from Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) presented on “It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science“, the City’s pedestrian safety, education and enforcement program, funded by a 2014 grant from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
We also got updated on the following topics:
- PennDOT’s consultants will conduct major update of its 2007 Bike/Ped Master Plan
- PennDOT’s consultants will conduct a full review of all of PennDOT’s Design Manuals
3. All of PPAC‘s members term expire in December, so PennDOT is seeking self nominations or requests for re-appointment.
If anyone is interested in becoming a member, follow these instructions:
a. Write a signed, dated letter requesting that you be appointed with your resume. Deadline is July 30th.
b. Address the letter to
Mr. TJ Yablonski, Deputy Director
Governor’s Office of Public Liason
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
c. Mail the letter to:
Roy Gothie | Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation |Multi-Modal Division
400 North Street – 8th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17120