Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission (MBAC)
The Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Commission (MBAC) was first established in March of 2015 by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake through an executive order and reaffirmed by Mayor Catherine Pugh in March of 2017. The MBAC was established as a way to reconstitute the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee which was operating informally. Today, MBAC is an official public commission that advises elected and appointed officials on bicycle-related transportation matters.
In its current configuration, it is a 12 member commission comprised of representatives of the bicycling community, the Baltimore community at large, professions related to bicycle planning and traffic engineering, Department of Transportation employees, the Baltimore Police Department, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Planning Department and members of the business community. The Commission’s purpose is to engage in a cooperative planning and implementation process to ensure the successful execution of Baltimore City’s Bicycle Master Plan. In 2019 MBAC adopted the following goals:
- MBAC will assist City Agencies by: coordinating bicycle supporting activities and advising on upcoming projects and programs as listed in the Bicycle Master Plan, with a focused effort to keep up with best practices and to increase safety and equity.
- MBAC will represent the community needs in relation to bicycling by: allowing the public a venue to advocate for their needs and informing the public on efforts by the City of Baltimore to advance bicycling in an equitable manner.
- MBAC will create a dialogue with elected officials by: communicating the work of City agencies and the needs of the community.
- MBAC will advocate for the prioritization of capital funding for bicycling facilities and operating support for programs and projects related to bicycling.
Commission meetings are subject to the Maryland Open Meeting Act and open for public attendance. MBAC meetings are generally held from 4 p.m. - 6p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, at 417 E. Fayette Street, 5th floor (Foxx Conference Room). Time and location are subject to change, all meeting details will be posted on this site at least one day prior. ID is required to enter the building.
|MBAC Executive Order|