Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees

In recent years, more communities are adding pedestrian or bicycle advisoy committees or commissions. Please email us with the contact information for any committees or commissions in your region/town/neighborhood.

LOCAL BICYCLE/ PEDESTRIAN COMMITTEES

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. 

Belmont The Planning Commission reviews issues on land use including recreational, transport and commercial. The Parking and Traffic Safety Committee (PTSC) evaluates policy 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 Bicycle and Pedestrian Contacts

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.

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.

Fremont Fremont's Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs includes Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) and  Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee (BPTAC). The website includes Fremont's Pedestrian Master Plan and Fremont Bikeway Map.

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

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 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 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 Gatos The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission advises 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 the community engagement on transportation issues. 

Milpitas The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) advises the City Council about modification and expansion of the City of Milpitas’ bikeway system. The Commission’s goal is providing 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.

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

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 which reports to the Chief Transportation Official. Members have 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. 

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 safety of bicyclists and pedestrians and assist with the San Bruno Walk and Bike Plan. 

San Carlos  The city's Transportation and Circulation Commission advises the City Council and other agencies on motorized and non-motorized transportation matters within San Carlos, including providing recommendations to reduce motorized transportation usage, improve bicycle and pedestrian conditions and evaluating complaints and other matters concerning traffic and circulation.

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 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 Mateo County  The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors on funding, projects, programs and policies related to improving and increasing bicycling and walking transportation.

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.

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 the 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.

South San Francisco  The South San Francisco Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is comprised of 7 members appointed by City Council. The BPAC assist 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.