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Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee

The City of Harrisonburg's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee was established in 2010 by the Harrisonburg Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission (TSAC) following City Council action to formally add bicycle and pedestrian matters as an additional area of responsibility of the commission. 

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee's members are Harrisonburg citizens appointed by the Commission and serve three year terms. The subcommittee is facilitated by Public Works Department staff who work together with the subcommittee and other community stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities for making Harrisonburg more walk and bike friendly.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee applications are being accepted through Wednesday, November 4, 2015 for consideration to fill one position. Term runs from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018.

PDF[345KB] Download the application.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the next subcommittee meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 to introduce themselves, and share their background and interests.


Current Members

Subcommittee Member Position
John McGehee   12/31/2015
Elise Barella  Chair 12/31/2016
Carl Droms   12/31/2017
Eric Saner   12/31/2016
Alleyn Harned   12/31/2017


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is an advisory committee with the following duties:

  • To advise city staff and Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission on bicycle and pedestrian related matters,
  • To assist in implementation and achieving the goals of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan,
  • To work with the City to achieve safe bicycle and pedestrian connectivity for all citizens, 
  • To solicit input and feedback from community members and local advocates on bicycling and pedestrian matters,* and
  • To serve as the body through which the update of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan takes place (approximately every five years as the Comprehensive Plan is updated).

*Note: The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is advisory and not an advocacy group.

PDF[59KB] Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Information Sheet


Meeting Date/Time/Location:

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee generally meets on the fourth Monday of every other month, during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings are at 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. Meetings are always open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. 

2015 Meeting Schedule:

  • Monday, February 2
  • Monday, March 23
  • Monday, June 22
  • Tuesday, September 22
  • Monday, November 16 *third Monday due to Thanksgiving week

Anticipated 2016 Meeting Schedule:

  • Monday, January 25
  • Monday, March 28
  • Monday, May 23
  • Monday, July 25
  • Monday, September 26
  • Monday, November 28

Questions for the subcommittee and requests to be added to a future subcommittee agenda may be submitted by email to Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov or by calling 540-434-5928.


Meeting Agendas:

Download meeting agendas.

Meeting Summaries:

Download meeting summaries.  


Mailing List:

If you are interested in joining our mailing list to receive updates on future meetings and meeting summaries, please email Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov.  


Additional Information:

More information and resources on City Bicycle and Pedestrian planning and projects.