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.

Meetings

BPAC’s monthly meeting is at 7 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 2022

Jan 18Feb 15Mar 15Apr 19
May 17Jun 21July - No MeetingAug 16
Sep 20Oct 18Nov 15Dec 20


BPAC has three committees which meet as follows:

  • Education, Encouragement, and Engagement Committee:  Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 pm, Currently being held remotely.  Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84610553157 
  • Joint meeting of the Development Review Committee and Bike and Pedestrian Plan Implementation and Evaluation Committee:  First Thursday of the Month, 6:30 pm, Currently being held remotely.  Meeting link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82527891987
  • Joint meeting of the Development Review Committee and the Bike and Pedestrian Plan Implementation and Evaluation Committee (if needed).  Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30 pm, Currently being held remotely.  Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82760909580

Membership

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.

Requirements:

Members serve without compensation 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?

Quick Links

Contact

For additional information about BPAC, contact Dale McKeel at 919-560-4366 ext. 36421 or send an email to [email protected]

  1. Adopted Letters and Resolutions