Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board
The Worthington City Council recently established a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board to advise and consult with the City Council and City Administration on the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian plans.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road.
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About the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board
By establishing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, the City of Worthington is demonstrating its commitment to promoting health and wellness and providing a safe and accommodating bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The City recognizes the need for and benefit of planned sidewalk, trail, path and bicycle connections to and throughout Worthington and central Ohio.
Duties of the Board
Establishing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board was one of the recommendations outlined in the Bike and Pedestrian Steering Committee Recommendations Report to City Council. This report was adopted by City Council in December 2014.
The Board consists of Nine (9) members, seven (7) of which must reside within the City limits. The members have initially been appointed with staggered terms from one to three years. Subsequent appointments will be for three years. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board will elect a Chair and Vice-Chair at the beginning of each calendar year. All Board and Commission members serve without compensation.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
- Advise and consult with the City Council and City Administration on the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian plans, as requested.
- Maintain familiarity of regional bicycle and pedestrian projects.
- Seek public input and make recommendations to the City Council and City Administration on updates to the City’s bicycle and pedestrian plans.
- Review progress on the implementation of the City’s bicycle and pedestrian plans.
- Provide input on standards, guidelines, best practices or changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan or Codified Ordinances that relate to improving bicycle and pedestrian access in Worthington.
- Provide input on the design, safety, operation and maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian ways, when requested.
- Advise the City Council and City Administration on priorities for capital funding of bicycle and pedestrian projects as part of the City’s budgetary process.
- Support bicycle and pedestrian safety education and efforts to promote Worthington as a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.
Questions may be directed to the Parks & Recreation Department at 436-2743.