Friday, June 24, 2011

Bike House's Jameel Alsalam appointed as Ward 4 representative to Bicycle Advisory Council

CM Bowser has appointed Jameel Alsalam, who you may know as one of the founding members of The Bike House, to the Bicycle Advisory Council as Ward 4's representative (a position that I believe has been vacant for quite some time, so it's great to have it filled, and to have it filled by a Bike Housemate is very fitting).

Jameel says he wants to focus on making bicycling a practical and accessible choice for as many residents of Ward 4 as possible. "A big part of that is making connections between where people live, work and shop. In my personal experience, I would like it if the Upper Georgia Avenue commercial corridor was more bike-accessible."

Since one of the roles of the BAC rep is to act as a bridge between residents and DC government on bicycling-related issues, Jameel asked me to let readers know that he's interested in hearing your thoughts on everything from your favorite bike routes in Ward 4 to roads/intersections that you've found to be dangerous. Feel free to leave notes in the comments section below or email him directly.

The Bicycle Advisory Council meets on the first Wednesday of odd numbered months in room 1117 of One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street, NW) from 6 to 8 pm. (July's meeting will be held on July 13, due to Independence Day). Meetings are open to public.

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