Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DCBAC Fiscal Year 2013 Oversight Hearing Scheduled

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The D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council is scheduled to provide testimony at its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Performance Oversight Hearing before the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, chaired by Council member Mary M. Cheh (Ward 3).

The hearing will begin at 11:00a, Monday, March 4, 2013 in hearing room 120 within the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Also scheduled to testify are the Pedestrian Advisory Council and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

The purpose of the Performance Oversight Hearings are to allow the Council to ask questions regarding the current operations of District agencies, committees, and other government organizations during the current fiscal year, which began October 1, 2012.

This hearing provides an opportunity for residents discuss bicycling-related issues before Council and the opportunity to ask DDOT questions about bicycle infrastructure or policy. One of the more effective ways to get more bicycle infrastructure built and to ensure that consideration of bicycling is included in the District planning process is to testify. If you do not which to testify, simply appearing in the gallery helps show the Council and the public how important bicycling has become for the District.

BAC encourages bicyclists attend this public hearing and tell policy makers the importance of  safe streets for bicycling. If you cannot testify or attend, please let us know what you think about what BAC has done in fiscal year 2013 and what you'd like the District government to do for bicycling this year in the comments section below.

Persons wishing to testify about the performance of any of the foregoing agencies may contact Ms. Aukima Benjamin, Committee on Transportation and the Environment at 724-8062 or e-mail her at

Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit written testimony in advance of each hearing to Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia; Suite 5; John A. Wilson Building; 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20004. If you are unable to testify, you may submit a written statement to the above address.