Myrtle Beach looking for bicycle, pedestrian committee members

08/13/2014 10:53 AM

08/13/2014 10:54 AM

People interested in working to make Myrtle Beach more bicycle and pedestrian friendly are asked to apply to serve on a newly created city committee.

The group was created at the request of Myrtle Beach Planning Commission subcommittee members who worked to study the city’s roads and pathways and make suggestions to the commission and City Council – with one recommendation being to create the new committee.

The council will appoint nine people to the committee, with at least six of them required to be city residents, city spokesman Mark Kruea said.

The Planning Commission subcommittee also suggested Myrtle Beach have a series of routes throughout the city linking commercial centers with areas where visitors, workers and residents go to improve connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Other suggestions range from working to compile a list of critical infrastructure needs – such as bike lanes and sidewalks – to creating a marketing and education campaign to promote walking and cycling use, safety and laws.

Members of the committee will address any and all matters affecting bicycle and pedestrian safety, as well as work to implement some of the suggestions made by the Planning Commission’s subcommittee.

“We’ve already had some interest from the community,” Kruea said.

To be considered for the committee, submit a brief letter of interest and resume or biography to the city clerk, P. O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578. The letter and resume also may be dropped off with the Clerk at City Hall, 937 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach.

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