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Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee

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Current Size: 80%

The City of Harrisonburg's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee was established in 2010 by the Harrisonburg Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission (TSAC) following City Council action to formally add bicycle and pedestrian matters as an additional area of responsibility of the commission. 

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee's members are Harrisonburg citizens appointed by the Commission and serve three-year terms. The subcommittee is facilitated by Public Works Department staff who works together with the subcommittee and other community stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities for making Harrisonburg more walk and bike-friendly. 

Current Members

Subcommittee Member Position
Marci Frederick  Chair 12/31/2020
Jessica Pyle   12/31/2020
Benjamin Craig    12/31/2022
Jenny Toth   12/31/2022
Dudley Bonsal   12/31/2021

 **Applications to serve on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee are currently being accepted.  If interested in serving on this subcommittee, complete the application form below, and submit it to jakob.zumfelde@harrisonburgva.gov by November 6, 2020. Appointments will be made by the Transportation Safety & Advisory Commission at its December meeting, with member terms beginning in January 2021.

pdf file icon [771KB] Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Application Form (fillable) 


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is an advisory committee with the following duties:

  • To advise city staff and Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission on bicycle and pedestrian related matters,
  • To assist in implementation and achieving the goals of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan,
  • To work with the City to achieve safe bicycle and pedestrian connectivity for all citizens, 
  • To solicit input and feedback from community members and local advocates on bicycling and pedestrian matters,* and
  • To serve as the body through which the update of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan takes place (approximately every five years as the Comprehensive Plan is updated).

*Note: The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee is an advisory and not an advocacy group.

PDF[59KB] Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Information Sheet


Meeting Date/Time/Location:

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee will meet virtually.  The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee generally meets on the fourth Monday of every other month, during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Room 011 at City Hall, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. Meetings are always open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. For further direction about accessing Room 011 please see these directions: PDF[352KB] How to Access City Hall Room 011

In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with the pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee meetings at this time.

Community members and media will be able to watch the meeting live on:

Public comments must be received by 12:00pm (noon) on the day of the meeting and will be shared with Subcommittee members. Please email comments to: Jakob.Zumfelde@harrisonburgva.gov

2020 Meeting Dates

January 27, 2020

March 23, 2020 - Cancelled

Documents related to Subcommittee items. [758KB]PDF

May 18, 2020

July 27, 2020  -  Meeting will not be held in person, see agenda for details. 

September 28, 2020 - Meeting will not be held in person.  Please see agenda for meeting details.

November 16, 2020


Questions for the subcommittee and requests to be added to a future subcommittee agenda may be submitted by email to publicworks@harrisonburgva.gov or by calling 540-434-5928.


Meeting Agendas and Summaries for September 28, 2020 and after can be found at: https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Meeting Agendas and Summaries Prior to September 2020:


Mailing List:

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Additional Information:

More information and resources on City Bicycle and Pedestrian planning and projects.