The Committee is organized to work to improve bicycling and pedestrian conditions in the City of Framingham. It will strive to create a comprehensive view of bicycle and pedestrian-related activities in the city. Hence, the Committee will make it possible for all city groups and departments to coordinate activities that involve or affect cycling and walking in Framingham.
Pursuant to Article III, Section 3(b) of the Charter, the Mayor shall strive to the extent practicable to seek appointees to the Council reflecting both demographic and geographic diversity of membership (p. 24). We strive to build a strong group of committed individuals who reflect the ethnic, social, and economic diversity of Framingham.
The Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee shall be comprised of 8 members, after the City Council changed the membership in 2023.
The Committee will elect a Chair, Vice-Chair, and clerk from the district.
Members follow the Conflict of Interest Laws. Members abide by the Local, State, and Federal Rules and Regulations.
Members shall serve for staggered terms of three years.
One member selected by the Disability Commission
One member selected by the Parks and Recreation Commission
One Youth member, between the ages of 13-22, appointed by the Mayor for a 1-year term (revised in 2023)
Four members appointed by the Mayor (1-three years, 2- two years, and 1- one year)
One member selected by the Conservation Commission (added in 2023 by Council).
Must live in Framingham
Must complete conflict of interest training as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and abide by the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law
Must have vested interest in moving Framingham forward
Must be committed to attending scheduled meetings. Excessive absences may result in removal from the Committee.