The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission recently received approval from the Wheaton City Council to include pedestrian issues in the commission's mission. The official title of the commission is now the Wheaton Bicyclist and Pedestrian Commission.
The expanded commission will:
- Provide advice and recommend strategies to the City Council to encourage and foster bicycling and pedestrian opportunities, and to consider access issues in the city.
- Promote bicyclist and pedestrian education programs in the school systems and disseminate safety information to the public at large.
- Review and make recommendations regarding implementation of the Wheaton Bicycle Plan, dated September 2011 as amended.
- Establish and maintain communications with those agencies, individuals, and organizations within the city that advocate bicycling and walking and promote the sharing of those resources among them.
The commission aims to provide both walkers and bicyclists safe access to our community. The commission encourages the community to enjoy Wheaton’s great business districts, beautiful parks, and peaceful neighborhoods on foot or via bike, as these activities promote mental health and fitness as well. Beyond the commission’s annual events, look for walking tours of Wheaton to be added to the group events in the future.
You can find more information about the commission and a list of their group events on the City’s website.