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Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group


In 2013, the City Council adopted Resolution 38669 to establish a Transportation Commission. The Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG), formerly the Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) was formed to advise this new Commission on active transportation issues.


Duties and Responsibilities

BPTAG will advise the new Transportation Commission on active transportation-related matters, such as short-term and long-range pedestrian and bicycle planning, and compliance with local, regional and federal transportation regulations.

BPTAG will provide expertise and make recommendations on the implementation of the Mobility Master Plan including way finding, design, connectivity and encouragement for active transportation. BPTAG will also provide guidance on the reprioritization of pedestrian and bicycle projects as new networks are implemented. 


BPTAG consists of 11 City residents. Members have knowledge or first-hand experience about pedestrian, bicycle, health, parks and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. 

Name Term Expiration
Dave Cook February 2018
Leon Ettelson February 2018
Janet Higbee February 2018
Anne James February 2018
Jennifer Halverson-Kuehn February 2017
Susan Reehill April 2018
Jolene Rogers February 2018
Cassie Head April 2018
Ben Storrar April 2018
Dan Hansen June 2018
Youth Representative Vacant  -


Staff Support

Staffing support to BPTAG is provided by the Public Works Engineering Division.


Become a Member of Tacoma’s BPTAG

The City is currently seeking three BPTAG members, as well as a youth representative, between ages 16 and 18, to serve as part of the group.


To be considered for BPTAG please download (this application) then submit to Meredith Soniat.


There is a separate application for youth representatives. (youth application)


Time and Day

5:30 PM 
Fourth Monday of the Month


Tacoma Municipal Building

See agenda for room

747 Market St.

Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Staff Liasion

Meredith Soniat

(253) 591-5380