Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a voluntary advisory group within the City of Charlottesville dedicated to improving bicycle and pedestrian facility design and safety for all road users.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets the first Thursday of every month (except as otherwise noted). Monthly agendas are posted on the City website the week of the meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Passionate about walking & biking in C'Ville? Get involved!

Membership is open to everyone. Participate in monthly meetings to weigh in on current issues, discuss solutions, and advocate the interests of pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. For a list of current members, click here. If you're interested in becoming a member, please contact Amanda Poncy, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, at 434-970-3720 or email Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee mail icon


Quick Links

Safety Information
Safe Cycling Charlottesville Blog
Bike & Ped Resources in Charlottesville
Bike & Pedestrian Count Data
Report an Issue



BPAC expresses support for the  pedestrian crossing at Graves Street as part of the Belmont Bridge Design. 


Charlottesville Tomorrow published a portrait of BPAC in its June  2016 edition of "Community Perspective."







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BPAC supports the West Main streetscape design adopted by City Council. Learn why by reading BPAC's Official Statement on the issue. 




In April 2016, BPAC conducted a demonstration of bike- and ped-friendly wayfinding signs. Committee co-chair Jake Fox designed clear, colorful signs pointing the way to parks, schools, and public facilities--giving the estimated travel time to each destination on foot or on wheels. The wayfinding demonstration was part of much larger project to make Charlottesville's streets come alive. Read more about the initiative, in which BPAC played a role, on the Streets that Work website




BPAC Member Chris Gist keeps a blog called Safe Cycling Charlottesville. To read his insightful articles, view pictures and videos, and contribute your own comments, click here.