Pedestrian Accessibility & Bicycle Task Force

Purpose

To promote walking and biking as part of a transportation system and providing leadership and expertise to City Council and City staff.


Membership

The Task Force consists of nine (9) members, including 8 voting members, each subject to the approval of City Council, serving a two-year term. Members will include a representative from the Athens City Commission on Disabilities, the City Council President or a City Council Representative, the Mayor or their designee (non-voting), and at least one Ohio University student. The task force strives to have members residing in all the city wards. Some members may reside outside of Athens City limits but within Athens County.

MemberTerm Ending
Robert Delach10/2025
Michelle Hahn (Athens City Commission on Disabilities Representative)10/2025
Stephanie Hunter10/2025
Micah McCarey (City Council Representative)10/2025
George Turner (Ohio University Student)10/2025
VACANCY (Mayor’s Designee)
VACANCY
VACANCY
VACANCY


Powers and Duties

  • Promote walking and biking as part of a transportation system and provide leadership and expertise to City Council and City staff. 
  • Educate and promote awareness of traffic, pedestrian, bicycle, and personal mobility device safety and accessibility.
  • Work with City administration to implement recommendations in the Pedestrian Accessibility Plan.
  • Promote SPACE (Safety, Proximity, Accessibility, Connection, and Ease) for an optimal transportation infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with Athens City commissions, committees, departments, and other pertinent organizations.


Meetings