Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to:
  1. Develop bylaws for the operation of the committee which shall include the election of a presiding officer. The bylaws shall further set forth the frequency of the meetings and the manner in which such meetings shall be conducted. The bylaws shall include such other matters, as the board deems appropriate.
  2. Recommendations to the City Commission consistent with the policies and objectives set forth in the Bicycle Master Plan.
  3. Advise the Bicycle Coordinator and city staff as to the determination of bicycle routes and help to establish project priorities.
  4. Plan, develop, promote, and coordinate community cycling activities, including, but not limited to, recurring organized rides, special event rides, bicycle safety education workshops, bicycle rodeos and other social gatherings, and designated Ride to Work or Ride to School days.
  5. Develop goals and work plans regarding activities of the committee.
  6. Review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities, when applicable.
  7. Conduct fundraising for cycling activities and programs.
The Committee consists of ten people appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission:
  • One shall be a representative of Kansas State University
  • One shall be a representative of Riley County Police Department
  • One shall be a representative of Riley County
  • One shall be a representative of USD 383
  • One shall be a representative of Riley County Health Department
  • One shall be a representative of Manhattan's business community who currently owns and/or operates a business within Manhattan
  • One shall be a representative of Pottawatomie County(must reside within the Manhattan Urban Area)
  • Three members shall be representatives chosen from the residents of Manhattan with no specific qualifications required other than an interest in the implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan and a concern for the safety and efficient travel of bicyclists within and around the city of Manhattan.
Terms shall be for a period of three years and run from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31.

For more information on Manhattan’s continued growth into a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community, visit our Bicycle and Pedestrian Information page.
View the 2019 Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Schedule

Staff Liaison

John Adam, Senior Planner
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Additional Information

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  • David Colburn, Chair (At-Large)
  • Joseph Edmunds Vice Chair (Riley County)
  • Paul Benne (At-Large)
  • Brian Hardeman, (Manhattan Business Community)
  • Karen Hawes (At-Large)
  • Ed Kalas (Riley County Health Department)
  • Adam Inman (Pottawatomie County)
  • Ron Orchard (At-Large)
  • Seth Scobee (Riley County Police Department)
  • Carol Sevin (Kansas State University)
The committee meets the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m. in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.