New Active Transportation Board accepting applications from Sioux Falls citizens
City Council approved creating the panel in December. It combines the activities of three existing advisory groups.
SIOUX FALLS — A new city board created to encourage walking, cycling and other active forms of transportation is looking for members.
The Active Transportation Board was created by the Sioux Falls City Council in December.
The new board combined the activities of three entities that were advising the council on cycling, pedestrian issues and safe routes to school.
The panel will have nine members, including seven citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor, which must be approved by the city council. It will be chaired by staff from the Department of Planning and Development Services and include a member from the Department of Public Works.
Board terms are three years for a maximum of two consecutive full terms.
“Sioux Falls’ growth means more people are interested in or require active transportation options in our city, and the city of Sioux Falls saw a need to develop methods to improve conditions for those using active transportation on roadways, sidewalks, and trails,” said Jeff Eckhoff, director of planning and development services. “The ATB will be an important platform for public dialogue and will encourage an informal and robust discussion to help determine how, as a community, we can improve active transportation for all.”
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Jan. 31. To apply or learn more about the ATB, visit www.siouxfalls.org/ATB .