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Oregon Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC)

General Information

2011 OBPAC Group Photo The Oregon Bicycle Advisory Committee (OBAC) was formed by ORS 366.112, a bill passed in 1973 by the legislature. In 1995, the Oregon Transportation Commission officially recognized the OBAC's role in pedestrian issues; the committee became the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC). This eight-member committee, appointed by the governor, acts as a liaison between the public and ODOT. They advise ODOT in the regulation of bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the establishment of bikeways and walkways. The committee meets quarterly in various locations around the state to listen to the views and concerns of interested citizens, local officials and ODOT Region staff.

Members serve four year terms and include:
            • An employee of a unit of local government employed in land-use planning;
            • A representative of a recognized environmental group;
            • A person engaged in the business of selling or repairing bicycles;
            • A member designated by the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council;
            • At least one member under the age of 21 at the time of appointment; and
            • Three members at large.

Members (PDF)


Meeting Schedule

2017 Meeting Schedule:
  • February 2
  • April 6
  • June 14-15
  • August 9
  • Oct 5
  • Dec 7

Meetings are held quarterly and in conjunction to major Bike/Ped related meetings and conferences. Meeting location will be announced on the agenda posted prior to the meeting date.



Public Comment Clarification

Based on the number and complexity of applications for ConnectOregon VI funding, the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has opted not to allow presentations from ConnectOregon applicants at its review meeting.  The public comment period during the March 10th BPAC meetings is not intended for applicant presentations. 

Public comment will be restricted to the general public; comments from applicant representatives will not be accepted.

Members of the public wishing to comment on ConnectOregon applications are encouraged to do so in writing.  Written comments may be summited to Scott Turnoy at Scott.Turnoy@odot.state.or.us, throughout the process until final award by the Oregon Transportation Commission.


Meeting Notes


December 8, 2016 - Salem

October 11 and 12, 2016- Bend and La Pine

August 23, 2016 - Salem 

June 28, 2016 - Hood River

April 20, 2016 - Salem

February 16, 2016 - Salem

December 15,2015 - Portland


Bylaws, Goals, Mission & Work Plan

  • Bylaws: Bylaws (PDF)


    This section contains correspondence and positions papers the committee has taken action on.

    Department of Energy - High Performance School August 2008 (pdf)
    HCRH Appropriation Letter (pdf)