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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 034

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

KARL F. DEAN , MAYOR

SUBJECT: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

I, Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby find, direct and order the following:

I. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (the Metropolitan Government) has an interest in increasing the safety and use of bicycle and pedestrian travel as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.

II. An advisory committee for the Metropolitan Government that promotes and encourages safe bicycling and walking would further Nashville’s goal of becoming a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city.

III. There is hereby created and established for the Metropolitan Government a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

A. Responsibility and Authority. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and is charged with the following goals and responsibilities:

1) Promoting bicycling and walking as an accepted form of transportation.

2) Serving as a resource to the Metropolitan Government on bicycle and pedestrian plans, policies, and programs.

3) Assisting in updating and implementing the 2003 Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways.

4) Promoting the integration of bicycling and walking in the Metropolitan Government’s planning, design and development of transportation facilities.

5) Working with local businesses, governmental agencies, and other organizations such as Walk/Bike Nashville to encourage bicycling and walking and promote community investment in bicycle racks, signage, markings and other facilities and programs.

6) Working with the Metropolitan Government and Walk/Bike Nashville to foster programs to educate all age groups on safe bicycling and walking skills.

7) Developing and distributing informational, educational and promotional materials for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

8) Serving as a resource to the Metropolitan Planning Organization in developing long-range plans to encourage increased bicycling and walking trips.

B. Composition: The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee shall be composed of up to eighteen (18) members appointed by the Mayor.

1) Members will include people with interest and expertise in bicycle and pedestrian issues as well as representatives from neighborhood and business organizations.
2) The Mayor shall appoint a chair from among the members.

3) The Committee may elect such additional officers it finds necessary and appropriate.

4) A quorum for approving decisions by the Committee shall consist of a majority of the currently filled positions on the Committee.

5) Members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation.

C. Terms and Meetings:

1) The regular term of a member of the Committee shall be three (3) years. However, of the initial membership of the Committee, six (6) members will serve one (1) year, six (6) members will serve two (2) years, and six (6) members will serve three (3) years so that the terms are staggered as to replace no more than one third (1/3) of the members each year. The Mayor will designate the length of the term for each initial Committee member at the time of appointment.

2) Members of the Committee shall continue in office until the expiration of the term for which they were appointed or until such time as they are reappointment or their successors are appointed.

3) A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as a regular appointment and the person appointed shall serve the remainder of the term.

4) The Mayor may determine a position is vacant based upon failure to attend meetings regularly.

5) The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee shall hold regular meetings not less than quarterly.

6) The regular meetings will be held at a date, time, and place to be determined by the Chair. Special meetings may be called by the Mayor.

D. Departmental Cooperation. Departments, boards and commissions of the Metropolitan Government shall work cooperatively with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee in carrying out the mandates of this Executive Order and shall provide assistance as necessary.

Ordered, Effective and Issued:

Karl F. Dean
Mayor

Date: October 23, 2008