Springfield seeks citizens for walk-bike panel

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore --- The City of Springfield is looking for five to nine Springfield residents to serve on a Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

The one-year “pilot” committee will meet four times during the course of the year and  provide citizen input on needed pedestrian and bicycle facilities and programs.

David Reesor, Springfield’s Senior Transportation Planner, said whether or not the project will be extended will depend on its end of the year evaluation.

“We do have a lot of people that still walk and bike to work, and it’s viewed as a practical means of getting around,” said Reesor.

Committee members should have an interest in promoting pedestrian and or bicycle interests in Springfield. 

“It will help us everywhere from setting new policies, with or transportations system plan to letting us know what they think works and doesn’t work when they are out walking with their kids or biking to work,” said Reesor.

Applications are being accepted for the advisory committee up until June 24th.  They are available in the City Manager’s Office at 225 Fifth Street in Downtown Springfield.