Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees

Communities throughout California have convened Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees (BPAC), Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) or commissions to advise and recommend active transportation safety policies and practices. They may be established at the city or county level. Do you have a BPAC or ATAC in your community that we can add to the page? Please contact us at safetrec@berkeley.edu.

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Alameda County This BPAC involves interested community members in Alameda CTC’s policy, planning and implementation efforts related to bicycling and walking, with the goal of increasing the safety and convenience of walking and bicycling conditions in Alameda County to increase the proportion of trips made by walking and bicycling.

Alameda County (Unincorporated) The Unincorporated Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (UCBPAC) consists of 15 members who advise the Director of Public Works on matters related to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan within the unincorporated areas of Alameda County.

Atherton The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the City Council on the selection of bicycle and pedestrian projects to be submitted for state and federal funding opportunities. 

American Canyon The committee works to further the Napa Valley goal of becoming more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly, along with promoting sustainable transportation alternatives. Napa Countywide Bicycle Plan/Napa Countywide Pedestrian Plan

Anaheim The role of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to review transportation capital projects, including roadway, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements, and provide input to staff on Complete Streets features and for conformity with the City’s Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to Transit Plan.

Belmont The Planning Commission reviews issues on land use, including recreational, transport and commercial. The Parking and Traffic Safety Committee (PTSC) evaluates policies relating to traffic and driving safety.

Brisbane The Complete Streets Safety Committee took the place of two former committees - the Traffic Advisory Committee and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Burlingame The Burlingame Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (B/PAC) is a standing committee of the Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission. See Burlingame's bike map.

CalTrain Bicycle Advisory Committee Caltrain's Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) serves as the primary venue for the interests and perspectives of bicyclists to be integrated into the Caltrain planning processes. This group brings new ideas for discussion and helps Caltrain guide its future investments.

Caltrans Bike Program

  • California Walk and Bike Technical Advisory Committee Caltrans created a new California Walk and Bike Technical Advisory Committee (CWBTAC) made up of external partners to provide regular strategic input and technical guidance on Caltrans’ complete streets and active transportation efforts.

Campbell The City of Campbell has a five-member Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee that guides the development of bicycle and pedestrian planning and policies for the city and makes recommendations to the City Council in the use of funds for bicycle- and pedestrian-related capital projects.

Concord The role of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to review transportation capital projects, including roadway, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and provide input to staff on Complete Streets features and for conformity with the City’s Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to Transit Plan.

Contra Costa County This county-wide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the cities of the County on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and also provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.

Corte Madera This eight-person advisory committee advises on pedestrian and bicycle planning issues.

Costa Mesa The Committee helps plan and implement a robust Active Transportation network for the City by improving bicycle and pedestrian connectivity throughout the City. 

Culver City The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)  to provide input and participate in planning for Culver City bicycle and pedestrian projects, including the Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan.

Cupertino The function of the Bicycle Pedestrian Commission is to review, monitor and make recommendations regarding City transportation matters, including but not limited to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, parking, education, and recreation within Cupertino. See Cupertino Bicycling and/or Cupertino Bikeways Map.

Danville The Bicycle Advisory Commission advises the Town Council and Town staff on the implementation of the Town’s Bicycle Master Plan and matters related to the conditions, operation, and safety of bicycle facilities and other non-motorized forms of transportation.

Davis This advisory commission serves as a focal point for the community and advisory board to City Council and staff on matters relating to transportation programs, capital projects, and planning efforts, including transportation policy; transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular planning; street design; traffic operations and enforcement; traffic safety; parking; and transportation infrastructure maintenance.

Dublin The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) involves interested community members in Alameda CTC’s policy, planning, and implementation efforts related to bicycling and walking.

Emeryville The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee input and recommendations regarding City policies, priorities and feedback related to the City’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan and related initiatives.

Fremont Fremont's Bicycle and Pedestrian programs include Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) and  Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee (BPTAC). The website includes Fremont's Pedestrian Master Plan and Bike Routes.

Fresno The City of Fresno's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was formed to provide a means for the public to help staff realize the goals of planning, development, and maintenance of pedestrian and bikeway systems for safe and enjoyable circulation for both utilitarian commuting travel and recreation within the City.

Fullerton The Bicycle Users Sub-Committee reviews policies, plans, and projects affecting bicycle travel within the City of Fullerton.

Gilroy The five-member Bicycle Pedestrian Commission advises staff and the City Council on matters related to bicyclists and pedestrians, including studying problems, activities, and concerns of bicyclists and pedestrians and providing input on bicycle and pedestrian issues in the community. See Gilroy's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans and various bicycle maps

Grover Beach The committee reviews and prepares recommendations to the Board on all phases of their transportation planning program, including public transit, airports, streets and roads, bicycle and pedestrian funding issues, and plan preparation. The committee is an active, effective committee that normally reviews and submits recommendations on transportation-related staff reports and plans. 

Half Moon Bay  The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) consists of 10 appointed members who advise the City Council, Planning Commission, and Parks and Recreation Commission regarding the development, maintenance, and implementation of the City’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The BPAC also advises regarding circulation system improvements and programs to encourage cycling and walking as a means of transportation and recreation as part of the implementation of the City’s General Plan Complete Streets Policy.

Los Altos The Complete Streets Commission advises the City Council on complete streets projects/programs and recommends solutions in accordance with Complete Streets policies (directed by AB 1358, with implementation standards guided by VTA, CalTrans, and NHTSA) and consistent with partner agencies (CalTrans, Santa Clara County Roads, VTA, OBAG). 

Los Altos Hills The Pathways Committee is responsible for recommending changes to the Master Plan, general maintenance of pathways and site developments. 

Los Angeles The PAC and BAC are citizen advisory committees appointed by the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor. The purpose of these committees is to advise the City of Los Angeles on important mobility issues that impact people walking and bicycling.

Los Gatos The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission advises the Council on matters pertaining to current trends and experiences in enhancing multi-modal travel; integration of Town trails and bike and pedestrian paths with neighboring jurisdictions; reviewing relevant grant applications; focusing on transportation around schools, including enhancing safe routes to schools efforts; reviewing and updating the Town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan as needed; and related topics as directed by the Town Council or requested by Town staff. 

Menlo Park The City is embarking on a major effort to prepare a transportation master planIn order to ensure a successful process, the City Council has approved a one-year pilot consolidation of the Bicycle Commission and Transportation Commissions to create efficiency by channeling efforts to a single commission that can be a conduit for community engagement on transportation issues. 

Merced The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters relating to improving conditions for bicycling, pedestrian activity, and other modes of transportation within the City of Merced, as well as the mobility needs of the elderly and those with disabilities.

Milpitas The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) advises the City Council about the modification and expansion of the City of Milpitas’ bikeway system. The Commission’s goal is to provide information that ultimately results in safe and convenient bicycle routes throughout the City while connecting routes to other cities for use by all cyclists. The Commission consists of five members and two alternates. Members are appointed to three-year terms and alternates are appointed to two-year terms.

Mountain View The City of Mountain View Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (B/PAC) was established to address a variety of issues associated with promoting a safe and positive environment for bicyclists and pedestrians in Mountain View including transportation, safety, and access. The Committee consists of five members.

Napa Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is an Advisory Committee to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA), to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further the City of Napa’s goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. Bicycle Plan/Pedestrian Plan

Oceanside This citizens advisory committee promotes bicycling for recreation and transportation's mission is to be advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians in Oceanside and to work with the City to develop, improve and maintain bike and ped infrastructure and to advise on Oceanside's Bicycle Masterplan.

Oakland Oakland's Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is responsible in advising proposed projects for Transportation Development Act Article 3, providing input on the expenditure of Measure B Bicycle & Pedestrian Pass and reviewing Master Plans.

Orange County Bicycle and Pedestrian Active Transportation Subcommittee is a permanent subcommittee of the Citizens Advisory Committee which provides input and advice on projects, studies, and outreach regarding bicyclists and pedestrians.

East Palo Alto The Public Works and Transportation Committee advises the City Council on issues relating to public and private transportation within and across the City, including the coordination of motor vehicle, bicycle, mass public transit and pedestrian traffic facilities, the development of the most efficient and least detrimental transportation system for the City and ensuring traffic safety for all road users. 

Palo Alto  Palo Alto receives technical advice from its volunteer Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC). PABAC is a citizen advisory committee that reports to the Chief Transportation Official. Members have an interest in or knowledge of bicycling issues. The Committee's role is to review all issues related to bicycling in the areas of engineering, enforcement, education and encouragement. 

Pleasanton The Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee advises the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City's Traffic Engineering Division on bicycle, pedestrian and trail-related items. The goal is to make Pleasanton a city where walking and biking are viable alternatives to the automobile for work, school, and recreational trips. The City of Pleasanton Bicycle and Pedestrian Masterplan is available on the Pleasanton City site.

Portola Valley The Bicycle, Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee works with the Town Engineer, the Sheriff's Department, and residents to foster a community for all users of the public roads. The Committee advises the Town in ways and means for safer conditions regarding motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and road conditions, and it encourages proper traffic enforcement and safe and enjoyable bicycling in Portola Valley as a means of transportation and recreation.

Redwood City  In 2015, City Council piloted the Complete Streets Advisory Committee as an initiative to increase safe, attractive, comfortable and independent access and travel for the Redwood City community, utilizing Complete Streets principles and practices. The Committee assists in creating multi-modal transportation options that enable access for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorcyclists of all ages and abilities. 

San Bruno The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) serves to provide comprehensive resident insight into bicycle and pedestrian issues. The Committee identifies capital improvement projects that address bicycle and pedestrian access or safety issues, conducts educational awareness campaigns to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians and assists with the San Bruno Walk and Bike Plan. 

San Jose The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) provides the City Council and City Staff guidance and advice to help better accommodate the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians throughout San José. 

San Luis Obispo City The Active Transportation Committee (ATC) provides oversight and policy decisions on matters related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation in the City of San Luis Obispo and its relationship to bicycling and walking outside the City.

San Luis Obispo County The Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) promotes the expanded use of bicycle transportation throughout San Luis Obispo County.

San Mateo City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects. The BPAC advises the C/CAG Board on priority projects for funding through the Transportation Development Act Article 3 grant program and the One Bay Area Grant program.

San Rafael The goal of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to promote bicycling and walking as viable means of transportation throughout San Rafael, to provide conceptual input on public bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects, and to support the implementation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Santa Clara The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is an advisory body to the City Council on matters relative to modifying or expanding the City's recreational and commuter bikeway system.   Its goal is to encourage recreational and commuter bicycling by promoting safe, convenient, well-designed facilities and by evaluating local bicycle-related projects.

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority  Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) consists of 16 members representing each of the 15 cities and the County. The BPAC advises the Board on funding and planning issues for bicycle and pedestrian projects. It also serves as the countywide bicycle advisory committee for Santa Clara County.

Santa Rosa The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board provides guidance in the preparation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan by identifying pedestrian and bicycle projects and advising on the priority of those projects.

Saratoga Trails Advisory Committee It is the mission of the Pedestrian, Equestrian, and Bicycle Trails Advisory Committee to advise the city regarding the planning, acquisition, and development of trails and sidewalks and to maintain the trails network to enhance the quality of life in Saratoga. 

Saratoga Traffic Safety Commission The Traffic Safety Commission investigates, reviews and analyzes traffic safety issues raised by Community members and Public Safety Agencies. It provides a venue for the public to express concerns regarding traffic safety issues. The Traffic Safety Commission makes recommendations to the City regarding traffic safety.

Sausalito Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee: The purpose of the City of Sausalito Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) is to provide recommendations to the City Council for (1) revision to the City of Sausalito Bicycle Master Plan (2) revisions to the City of Sausalito General Plan Circulation Element and other Elements relevant to bicycle and pedestrian issues and review, evaluate, and address congestion management issues related to the City’s neighborhoods, South, Central and North, during the Circulation Element update and (3) on bicycle, pedestrian, congestion management and other circulation issues in the community.

Stanislaus County The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee provides recommendations to the Policy Board on matters related to bicycle and pedestrian issues in the Stanislaus region. It reviews transportation projects and recommends planning efforts that enhance non-motorized transportation opportunities in the Stanislaus region.

Sonoma County This committee participates in the development of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian facilities plan, reviews project proposals and prioritizes a project list for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. Plans will emphasize bicycle projects intended to accommodate bicycle commuters rather than recreational bicycle users.

South San Francisco The South San Francisco Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is comprised of 7 members appointed by City Council. The BPAC assists City staff in identifying capital improvement projects that address bicycle and pedestrian access or safety issues, reviews and recommends grant applications, and maintains BPAC web page to disseminate bicycling and pedestrian information to the community.

Sunnyvale The commission advises City Council on bicycle and pedestrian issues.

Woodside Trails Committee The Trails Committee reviews land divisions, subdivisions, and conditional use permits for locations for equestrian, pedestrian, and bicycle trails and makes recommendations to staff and to the Planning Commission. The Trails Committee also advises on trail maintenance projects and on rules, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to the trails.

Woodside Circulation Committee The Circulation Committee supports the General Plan goal to balance circulation system user needs and works to foster a community for all users of the public roadway system, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians. The Committee works with local departments and organizations to promote "share the road" programs for all users, develop educational programs to promote traffic safety and make the roadway system safer for all users.