St. Pete Mayor Ken Welch is looking for citizen ideas to help make life safer for cyclists and pedestrians | Tampa Bay News | Tampa

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Earlier this year, St. Pete scored well below average on PeopleForBike’s annual “Best Places to Bike 2022” list.

Make your own way, literally.

The City of St. Petersburg is looking for committed citizens to serve on its Cyclists and Pedestrians Advisory Committee (BPAC)who helps advise St. Pete Mayor Ken Welch and his administration regarding infrastructure improvements, educational programs, and events related to walking and cycling access and safety.

BPAC was formed after the St. Petersburg City Council adopted the CityTrails plan in 2003 and has been actively involved in discussions that impact the city’s transportation system and the safety of those involved, including residents. cyclists.

Interested applicants must have a strong desire to improve St. Pete’s transportation conditions and be able to attend monthly meetings. BPAC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at St. Petersburg City Hall, located at 175 5th St N.

Applications to join the BPAC Board of Directors can be submitted online.

Earlier this year, St. Pete scored well below average on PeopleForBike’s annual “Best Places to Bike 2022” list, ranking 303rd among the nation’s 455 “mid-size” cities.

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The St. Pete network analysis map showed that the city is almost entirely a “high-stress” area when it comes to bike functionality and safety.

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