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<br />BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE <br />The Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) is an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen. It replaces the <br />Minuteman Commuter Bikeway committee which was established in 1992 and has since been dissolved. <br />The functions to be performed by the reorganized committee are listed below. These functions are to be <br />performed consistent with the terms of the License Agreement of December 1987 between the Massachusetts Bay <br />Transit Authority (MBTA) and the Town of Lexington. The agreement specifies, “Lexington agrees that it will <br />use the line segment as ‘a Bikeway’, a way established for the passage of bicycles and other conveyances which <br />operate without motor power.” <br />Members: 9 <br />Liaisons: Selectmen, Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Recreation Committee <br />Appointed by: Board of Selectmen <br />Length of Term: 3 years, staggered appointments <br />Appointments Made: September 30 <br />Description: <br /> The Committee shall advise the Selectmen on all matters relating to bicycle routes and <br />general bicycle policy to serve the best interests of the Town of Lexington and its citizens <br />and those of neighboring communities affected by these facilities. These functions <br />include but are not limited to: <br />1.Monitoring and advising on the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway and on other <br />approved routes in Town with attention to such factors as safety, landscaping, <br />drainage, signage, and other related factors. <br />2.Monitoring and advising on the operation, maintenance, and security of the <br />Lexington bicycling facilities with the objective of encouraging their harmonious use <br />and enjoyment by a variety of patrons, including all non-motorized users. <br />3.Working with Town officials, State agencies and representatives of nearby towns to <br />develop connecting bikeways and bicycle routes, agreed upon rules of the road and <br />consistent policies and procedures for the operation, maintenance and security of the <br />Bikeway and other bicycle routes. <br />4.Collaborating with non-government groups and associations to encourage and <br />coordinate participation in the care and maintenance of Lexington bicycle facilities, <br />safety programs, and other educational efforts. <br />5.Working with Town committees and employees and with commercial interests to <br />promote bicycling activities and amenities that will benefit Lexington and other <br />communities. <br />6.Articulating and responding to the concerns and interests of abutters, commuters, and <br />other users of the Lexington bicycling facilities. <br />7.Reviewing and advising on proposals for the extension of the Minuteman Commuter <br />Bikeway and its linkage to bikeways in adjacent towns. <br />Criteria for <br />Membership: <br /> The citizens should be committed to the functioning of the Committee. Citizen members <br />will serve for three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three to be appointed or <br />reappointed each year at the end of September. <br /> A position of honorary membership shall be given for life to individuals by unanimous <br />committee vote for their extraordinary service to committee goals and to the community <br />at large. <br /> <br />