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Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee Meets in Salem June 16

I got this update from Alex Phillips, Bicycle Recreation Coordinator for the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. If you’re interested in the Oregon Scenic Bikeways, this would be a good meeting to attend.

Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee meets in Salem June 16

The Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee will meet June 16 at the University of Phoenix* Salem Learning Center, 670 Hawthorne Avenue SE. The session will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in a first-floor classroom.

Agenda items will include the criteria for rating scenic bikeways. The committee also will continue discussions on management and marketing plans, and explore the future roles of bikeway proponents and resources to support their efforts. A time for public comments (three minutes per person) is reserved at the start of the meeting.

The committee was established to consider routes nominated by the public for state scenic bikeway designation. Appointed by the director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the 11-member group includes a representative from a bicycle advocacy organization, a citizen *at-large* member, an Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council member, an Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee delegate, and representatives of the Oregon Department of Transportation, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Association of Oregon Counties, League of Oregon Cities, Travel Oregon and OPRD. More information about the committee and the bikeways program is available from Alexandra Phillips, OPRD*s state bicycle recreation coordinator, at 503-986-0631.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by calling 503-986-0655. ###