Thank you for your interest in the Community Cycles Advocacy Committee.
First a little about us.
We aspire to help Boulder become a dynamic, successful, and sustainable city that maximizes the safety, comfort, and convenience of its residents and that prioritizes long-term environmental stewardship. To this end, we strive to make Boulder into a community in which biking and walking are the fastest, most efficient, safest, and most pleasant means of transport for most trips throughout the city. Our vision of Boulder is one of vibrant, walkable (and walked), bikeable (and biked), mixed use neighborhood centers connected by a network of direct, seamless, and safe bicycling and walking routes, as well as an efficient and affordable transit system.
To further these goals, we:
· Advocate for city paths, lanes, and other infrastructure and policies that enable the bicycle to be used for daily transportation needs.
· Support local trails that enable recreational riding without using a car. We also support inter-city routes that enable transportation by bicycle.
· Focus our efforts in Boulder, while also representing cyclists’ interests in the otherwise unrepresented County.
· Weigh in on land use and parking issues, as these are intimately linked to transportation.
· Speak for pedestrian access and safety.
· Focus on transit issues that affect cyclists, such as bike capacity on buses and bike parking at bus stops and terminals.
What’s expected of our members:
Members are expected to attend at least 50% of monthly CCAC meetings each year. Much of our discussion occurs in email, and longer absences can be accommodated if the member remains active through email. Meetings are usually the first Monday of each month at 5:45 PM and last an hour and a half. In addition members often attend one additional meeting per month with local government, nonprofit, or stakeholder groups. Members also draft an average of one document a month in response to government proposals or to propose or further our own goals.
Members must be a member of Community Cycles in good standing. Interested potential members fill out this application and attend two meetings, after which the committee approves new members by majority vote.