The City is ready to roll out a new Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Committee to promote a safe, walkable and rideable Geneva.
The City is seeking nine members who have an interest in bicycle and pedestrian transit, safety, issues, and projects. Casual, recreational, fitness, and commuter riders should consider applying. Residency is not required, however, at least seven of the nine members must be Geneva residents (see the City's Ward Map).
All members who are appointed will serve two-year terms.
In 2022, the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC) presented a series of recommendations regarding the implementation of the City’s Bike Plan. The presentation was the culmination of months of research, meeting with experts, and gathering input from Geneva residents. In addition to providing recommendations regarding priority bike routes, safety, and programming, SPAC recommended re-establishing the City’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
As envisioned, this new subcommittee will work with SPAC and City staff to advance projects, goals, and objectives within the City’s Bikeways Implementation Plan. The group will work to address the following:
- Provide input to update the City's bike plans;
- Identify key areas for bike and pedestrian improvements in the community;
- Help create updated print and electronic bike materials;
- Coordinate bike/pedestrian safety education events and activities;
- Look to enhance bike friendliness options at City facilities;
- Seek community feedback; study and monitor relevant issues; and
- Develop an annual work plan and provide updates to the City Council.
The Committee will establish a regular meeting schedule once the appointment process is complete.