Riding a bicycle can be
fun, can be social and can be scenic. Cycling is also a recreation that can
bring better health and an improved environment. Cycling provides exercise that
is good for all bicyclists regardless of age; and it doesn't pound leg
joints like running does. The exercise has value whether the pedaling is slow and
casual or fast and aerobic. Using a bicycle
for an errand, a trip to school or
work, or a visit to a friend saves an auto trip. That means less traffic
congestion, pollution and greenhouse gases spewed into the air.
Springfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
The Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee was established by the Springfield City Council as a one year pilot committee to provide input on bicycle and pedestrian policies, infrastructure, programs, education and enforcement. After one year, the City Council will reevaluate the purpose, progress, and interest of the Committee and potentially extend the life of the Committee or dissolve the Committee. The purpose of the Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to advise the Planning Commission and City Staff on matters relating to pedestrian and bicycle planning. Committee members were selected based on an interest in promoting pedestrian and / or bicycle interests in Springfield. All meetings are open to the public.
Recording of October 19, 2011 Meeting (MP3)