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Monthly Meetings: TAMC Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Committee — Public welcome

TAMC información en español: Virginia Murillo http://www.tamcmonterey.org/contact/staff/

Advocate for bicycling in Monterey County, and for other active transportation (walking, skating), by attending the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Committee meetings of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. These regular meetings—scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, except no meetings in July or Decemberare open to the public. Your participation is needed and appreciated. Meetings begin at 6 p.m., and a light supper is provided.
Meetings are currently held either in Salinas (e.g., August 2 and October 4, 2017) or Sand City (September 6 and November 1, 2017). For all meeting dates, locations, agendas, and packets, refer to http://www.tamcmonterey.org/board-committees/bicycle-pedestrian-committee/meetings-agendas/

(Note: These meetings currently aren’t on the Bike Calendar; volunteer to help with calendar maintenance.)

Notice all the empty spots in TAMC’s bike-ped committee membership. What’s the impact of that? The interests of people who bike, walk, and skate in those areas of Monterey County are not being optimally represented at the meetings.
According to the TAMC website on 7/31/17, there’s no representative or alternate for Supervisorial District 3; no voice at the table for the cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, Sand City, or Soledad; an alternate only for cities of Marina and Monterey; no representative for Pebble Beach; and numerous other vacancies.

Visit a meeting to check out what the committee does. Maybe you’ll end up deciding to volunteer to serve on the committee (and in a few cases, your employer may pay you to attend). Even if you don’t become a committee member, you’re welcome to attend the meetings anytime.

You may already be too busy doing any of a multitude of bicycling advocacy tasks to attend TAMC’s bike-ped committee meetings. Or maybe you are eager to give input to TAMC but just can’t make it to any Wednesday eve meetings. You’re still encouraged to contact TAMC about other ways to stay in touch with the committee’s work (e.g., getting on their email lists), and to provide your input.

Questions?
  • Contact TAMC bicycle and pedestrian coordinator Ariana Green, by phone (831) 775-4403 or email ariana@tamcmonterey.org
  • Or for bilingual (Spanish-English) assistance, contact Virginia Murillo: (831) 775-0903 virginia@tamcmonterey.org 
Pictured below: Ariana Green
Then (2012), Ariana was a traffic planner with the City of Monterey, and she was beaming about new bike racks in downtown Monterey. Photo provided by Ariana Green.
  1. I am from the Gonzales area. Please send an email for next meeting.

  2. marilynch says:

    Hi, Angie. For updates about TAMC bike-ped meetings, and other bike-ped news from TAMC, click on “Sign up for Committee updates” on the following page of TAMC’s website: http://www.tamcmonterey.org/board-committees/bicycle-pedestrian-committee/

    By the way, happy Thursday! There are a few Gonzales and other South County spots in Bicycling Monterey’s HER Helmet Thursdays Project; the first ones are highlighted in http://bicyclingmonterey.com/bike-greenfield-and-other-south-monterey-county-communities.html And more businesses and organizations are welcome to sign up online http://bicyclingmonterey.com/her-helmet-thursdays/for-business-organizations/business-sign-up or by phoning me: http://bicyclingmonterey.com/contact-me

  3. MacGregor Eddy says:

    I would like to speak to Angie for my column, We Could Car Less, which runs on Fridays in the Salinas Californian. My email is wecouldcarless@gmail.com.

  4. marilynch says:

    Thank you for your interest, MacGregor. Perhaps Angie will see your comment and email you. (Due to Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy, it’s not possible to give out her contact information.)

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