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Non-motorized transportation citizen committees were included in the State Plan’s example activities because of their effectiveness in advocating for policy and infrastructure changes that support physical activity. The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board offers a model for involving community members in developing safe and active environments. Founded by a temporary resolution in 1993, the Pedestrian Advisory Board was made permanent by Seattle City Council Resolution 29532 in 1997. The Board is composed of 11 regular members - six appointed by the Mayor and five appointed by the Council.
The Advisory Board:
Priorities of the Board are described in Six Steps to a More Walkable Seattle and include:
The Board monitors achievement of its goals and the status of its work program. Outcomes are reported in an annual report to the Mayor and City Council (2005 Report).
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