Members Sought for Cambridge Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Advisory Committees. Application Deadline May 17

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The City of Cambridge is extending the date for people to apply to the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Transit Advisory Committees until Friday, May 17, 2019. Applications are sought for a diverse group of dedicated individuals who are representatives of people who live and/or work in Cambridge. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, review materials, and engage in projects outside of regular meetings. Appointments are made by the City Manager and are for two years of service. Learn more about the three committees below.

Interested individuals may apply through the online portal at cambridgema.gov/apply. When applying, first select the committee or committee you want to apply for, and then select the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page to open the application. During the application process you can provide your statement of interest and relevant personal background. You have the option to attach a resume, but a resume is not required. You may obtain paper applications at the City Manager's Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail, please contact the City Manager's Office at 617-349-4300 or citymanager@cambridgema.gov.

If you applied prior to the deadline extension and would like to confirm that we received your application, please email tjoyce@cambridgema.gov or call the City Manager’s office at 617-349-4300. For all other questions about the application process, please contact the City Manager's Office at 617/349-4300 or citymanager@cambridgema.gov.

Bicycle Committee (Apply for this committee)

The Bicycle Committee works to improve conditions for bicyclists in Cambridge and promote bicycling as a means of transportation. Activities include: organizing and participating in public events such as biannual community bike rides; reviewing plans for street construction; commenting on proposed development projects; creating promotional materials to encourage bicycling in the city; and working with City departments on network planning. Committee members must be prepared to work on projects outside of standing meeting times. This committee generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge.  For more information about the Cambridge Bicycle Program, visit: CambridgeMA.Gov/bikes. For questions about the committee, contact Cara Seiderman, cseiderman@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-4629. 

Pedestrian Committee (Apply for this committee)

The Pedestrian Committee works to promote walking and to help create a more comfortable, safe, and pleasant environment for walking in Cambridge. It advises on the design of roadway projects and policies related to traffic calming, traffic signals, and sidewalk design. It also identifies intersections and other locations where it is difficult to walk, makes suggestions about proposed development projects as they affect people on foot, and undertakes other activities to promote walking. Committee members must be prepared to work on projects outside of standing meeting times. This committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge. (Note: November and December meetings are on the third Thursday.) For more information about walking resources in Cambridge, visit: CambridgeMA.Gov/citysmart. For questions about the committee, contact Cara Seiderman, cseiderman@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4629. 

Transit Advisory Committee (Apply for this committee)

The Transit Advisory Committee advances an agenda for a robust public transit system for all who live, work, and visit Cambridge, including the transit services provided by the MBTA and EZRide, among others. The committee membership represents a cross-section of stakeholders, including: businesses and large institutions; commuters; persons with disabilities; neighborhood residents with low income; elderly, youth, and students; and transit advocates. The committee advises on City positions and policies on transit service planning, scheduling, infrastructure modernization, expansion and long-term sustainable funding for transit by the Commonwealth. This committee generally meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tegin Teich, tteich@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4615. Visit the committee’s webpage at: CambridgeMa.Gov/transitadvisorycommittee.

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