About the Project
Arlington County is in the process of updating the Bicycle Element of its Master Transportation Plan (MTP). The County Manager has appointed a working group of community members to assist County staff in outreach, draft plan review and other aspects of updating the plan.
The current Master Transportation Plan Bicycle Element was adopted in July 2008. While many of the goals and policies of the plan remain relevant, there have been significant changes in technologies, facilities and best practices that warrant a comprehensive update of the plan. The plan update will incorporate input from people with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds from civic and business organizations. The wealth of expertise held by County staff and community members will improve mobility, safety, comfort and convenience for bicyclists and expand its attractiveness of getting around for people of all ages and interests.
The Working Group
Having a working group made up of community members allows staff to involve, and work directly with, the public throughout the process to ensure public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood, considered and reflected in the recommended plan update.
Working Group Charge - The working group will be involved throughout development of the plan update. In it's work with staff, the working group will:
- Explore the current state of bicycling in Arlington County;
- Review analyses of best practices;
- Provide advice on new and updated policies and specific implementation strategies for the MTP Bicycle Element;
- Act as liaisons to the broader community;
- Provide strategic guidance on community process;
- Be a forum for community engagement; and
- Review and provide comments on draft and final documents and plans developed by staff.
End Product Goal - County Manager recommendation, County Board adopted.
The working group will generally meet on a monthly basis for approximately 10-15 months. Other meetings may be added to meet target deadlines or for community engagement activities.
Working Group Members
|Chair||Mr. Chris Slatt||Transportation Commission|
|Ms. Gillian Burgess||Bicycle Advisory Committee|
|Mr. Steve Finn||Parks and Recreation Commission|
|Ms. Erin Freas-Smith||County Council of PTAs|
|Mr. Edgar Gil Rico||Resident-at-Large|
|Mr. Eric Goodman||Pedestrian Advisory Committee|
|Mr. Mike Hanna||Energy & Environmental Conservation Commission|
|Mr. William (Chips) Johnson||Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission|
|Ms. Lindsay Marfurt||Resident-at-Large|
|Ms. Yvonne Norton||Resident-at-Large|
|Mr. James Schroll||Planning Commission|
Input from the public will be sought throughout the plan development at various times. Time for public comment will be incorporated into all working group meetings.
Working Group Meeting Dates and Materials
|Working Group Meeting One||Monday, May 9, 2017||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
Azalea Room (lobby level)
|Working Group Meeting Two||Monday, June 12, 2017||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza Conference Room 311|
|Working Group Meeting Three||Thursday, July 27, 2017||7 to 9 p.m.||Courthouse Plaza
Azalea Room (lobby level)