SEATTLE – The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is now accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community, applications are due by August 11.
The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).
Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. Current members represent all types of bicyclists and skill levels, from casual weekend riders to year-round commuters. The board meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seattle City Hall.
SBAB members shall be representatives of:
• Different user groups including, but not limited to, persons with disabilities, senior and school-age citizens, and recreational and commuter bicyclists in Seattle;
• Different geographical locations throughout the city in Seattle;
• Interested private citizens concerned with urban bicycling issues in Seattle;
• Bicycling organizations or clubs in Seattle;
• Schools, businesses, and neighborhood organizations in Seattle; and
• Organizations concerned with bicycling safety in Seattle.
Mayor Murray and City Council are committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, youths, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by August 11, 2017 to Kyle Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “SBAB” in the subject line. Interested persons without internet access may call 206 684-7639.
To learn more about the board or join the mailing list for agendas and other board updates, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/default.htm.