Durham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)
The Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is a citizens group whose purpose it is to advise Durham’s City Council and Board of County Commissioners on bicycle and pedestrian issues.
BPAC’s monthly meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are currently being held remotely. Meetings are open to the public and there is a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92349600233
BPAC Meeting Dates for 2023
|Jan 17||Feb 21||Mar 21||Apr 18|
|May 16||Jun 20||July - No Meeting||Aug 15|
|Sep 19||Oct 17||Nov 21||Dec 19|
BPAC has three committees which meet as follows:
- Bike and Pedestrian Plan Implementation and Evaluation Committee: First Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Currently being held remotely. Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85333200325
- Education, Encouragement, and Engagement Committee: Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Currently being held remotely. Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85333200325
- Development Review Committee: Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Currently being held remotely. Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85333200325
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was established in July of 2001.
- BPAC consists of 18 members - View Membership Roster
- Nine of the members are appointed by the City Council and nine are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
- To learn about vacancies and apply for a position on BPAC, visit the City website and the County website.
Members serve approximately 5 to 7 hours per month and must live within the jurisdiction that appoints them. Applicants must be current on City and County taxes. The members are appointed based on identified categories.
The categories represented by BPAC members and the appointing body are:
- Appointed by City Council - Recreation / Urban Trails and Greenways, Transportation Planning Policy, Walking/Running/Pedestrian Community for Marginalized Groups, Public Transit / Paratransit, North Carolina Central University (student or staff person), Youth Representative, Three (3) At-large
- Appointed by Board of County Commissioners - Youth/Children Advocacy, Senior Advocacy, Disabilities Advocacy, Bicycle Community, Duke University (student or staff person), Youth Representative, Three (3) At-large
BPAC Equity and Land Acknowledgement Statement - Approved November 2021
We, as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, want to begin this meeting by affirming BPAC’s commitment to equity and racial justice.
We would like to acknowledge that this meeting is being held on lands that have served as the home for diverse indigenous communities long before current governments were established here. We pay our respect to the elders and members of these communities, both past and present, and recognize the harms of genocide and colonialism.
We will make a conscious effort to reflect on the following questions as we advance through our business and contemplate changes in our community, and we recognize that achieving equity requires our commitment to an ongoing process:
- How can we seek to repair harm with our work and not erase history?
- How does our work impact the vulnerability and safety of people who hold many intersecting marginalized identities (including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); people with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) people)?
- How can we prioritize and center people in our decision making?
- How can we be more responsive to local needs?
- How can our work build community power and shared decision-making?
- Interlocal Agreement Between City and County Reauthorizing BPAC
- 2019 Annual Report
- 2020 Annual Report
- 2021 Annual Report
- 2022 Annual Report
For additional information about BPAC, contact Hannah Reynolds at 919-560-4366, ext. 36419, or send an email to [email protected].
- February 2023 - Erwin Road Response
- February 2023 - Letter of support for Bike Durham to receive NCDOT helmet grant
- February 2023 - Letter of Support for City of Durham Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure
- February 2023 - MLK Parkway Response
- January 2023 - US 70 East Concerns and Recommendations
- January 2023 - Vision Zero Coordinator
- Sept 2022 - Making Erwin Rd safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users
- Sept 2022 - Recommendations for streets to be resurfaced by NCDOT in 2023
- Sept 2023 - City of Durham Response to BPAC Letter on the Removal of Fayetteville Street in CMAQ Bike Lane Project by NCDOT
- Sept 2023 - Durham Bike Co-op Letter of Support
- Sept 2023 - Rail Trail Study Letter of Support
- Sept 2023 - Reimagine Durham Freeway Letter of Support
- Sept 2023 - Removal of Fayetteville Street in CMAQ Bike Lane Project by NCDOT