Medford’s Mayor Michael McGlynn is pleased to announce that a new Medford Bicycle Advisory Commission will be constituted this spring. The Commission will have an advisory and educational role in improving infrastructure and increasing public understanding of cycling rights, responsibilities, and safety.
Bicycling is becoming a more and more popular method for commuting and transportation. As more people take to the roads on bikes, Medford seeks to improve our community for bicycling. Providing a welcoming environment for cyclists will help to make Medford safer for everyone who shares our roads, including drivers and
pedestrians, as well as to encourage a cleaner and more vibrant city.
Some short-term goals of the commission include:
- completing a bicycle census.
- creating a map of bicycling routes.
- making recommendations to the Mayor’s office for infrastructure improvements.
- providing public education about safe bicycle and motor vehicle operation.
The Commission will meet approximately 6-10 times per year and will have up to ten members. Prospective members with an active interest in bicycling and familiarity with Medford’s roads are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Commission.
Anyone interested in applying to the Commission, should submit a letter of interest to Mayor McGlynn, including their name and contact information, and a brief description (about 1-3 paragraphs) of why they would like to be on the Commission and any relevant experience (such as service with a community group).
Please send to:
Or by US Mail to:
c/o Mary Merrill, Mayor’s Office
City of Medford
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
Applications are DUE BY: March 15, 2013
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submitted by Bruce Kulik and Susan Altman