Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC)

What is PABAC?

Palo Alto receives technical advice from its volunteer Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC). PABAC is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official. Members have interest in or knowledge of bicycling issues. The Committee's role is to review all issues related to bicycling in the areas of engineering, enforcement, education and encouragement. The types of activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and comment on the design of Capital Improvement Program projects, street improvements, traffic signal projects, and parking facilities projects.
  • Review and comment on changes and updates to the Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Municipal Code and other policy documents which relate to bicycling and pedestrian travel.
  • Review and prioritize the City's annual Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 list of pedestrian and bicycle projects and report the Committee's recommendations to the City Council.
  • Provide liaison between the City and the community and community groups on issues related to bicycling and pedestrian travel.
  • Promote bicycling as a viable form of transportation.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of bicycle safety awareness and education materials to the community.
  • Review and comment on private development plans, which include bicycle facilities or have impact on bicycle and/or pedestrian safety and access.
  • Initiate requests to City staff on issues of concern to the Committee related to bicycling and pedestrian travel.

View the PABAC Bylaws(PDF, 72KB).

What is happening now?

Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan Update
The City of Palo Alto Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan was adopted in July 2012. The Plan identifies objectives for the expansion of bicycle and pedestrian goals for the City. With the Plan standing for almost a decade, it is time to re-evaluate. Read the current Plan to learn more.

As a first step, PABAC members and staff will be focused on crafting the Framework for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan Update (BPTP Update) between now and February 2021. The Framework is an outline that will eventually be developed into a plan. The Plan development is anticipated to begin in Fall 2021.

Your feedback is important to help shape the BPTP Update. There are two ways you could provide your comments: (1) submit written comments by email, and (2) provide spoken comments at a PABAC meeting. Please refer to the Public Comment Instructions for BPTP Update for more details and instructions on how to provide your comments.

To find out more about the BPTP Update, visit the BPTP Update webpage. (Currently under construction)

2021 Agendas and Minutes

Date

Location

Packet
November 2, 2021    
October 5, 2021    
September 7, 2021

Virtual via Zoom
Join Online:

https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/97624505881  
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
Meeting ID: 976 2450 5881

 Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 623KB)

 

August 3, 2021 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/93830274930  
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
Meeting ID: 938 3027 4930
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 787KB)
July - no meeting    

 June 30, 2021

- special joint meeting with MV B/PAC

Virtual via Zoom
Register in Advance: https://mountainview.gov/bpac_speakers
Dial-in: (669) 900-9128 
Meeting ID: 939 8230 0948
Agenda(PDF, 504KB) 
 June 1, 2021 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/99752238671
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
Meeting ID: 997 5223 8671
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 1MB)
 May 4, 2021 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/95919156143 
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
Meeting ID: 959 1915 6143
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 2MB)
 April 6, 2021 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/97811643326
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 
Meeting ID: 978 1164 3326
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 751KB) 
March 2, 2021  Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/99657574509
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 996 5757 4509
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 840KB)
February 2, 2021 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/91805314002
Dial-in: (669) 900-683
Meeting ID: 918 0531 4002
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 1MB)

January 5, 2021 

Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/92604257435
Dial-in: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 926 0425 7435
Agenda and Minutes(PDF, 3MB)

2020 Agendas and Minutes

2020 Agendas & Minutes

Date

Location

Packet

December 1, 2020 

- special meeting

Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/97119915594
Dial-in: 669-900-6833 
Meeting ID: 969 2721 5326
Agenda and Minutes
November 3, 2020 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/96927215326
Dial-in: 669-900-6833 
Meeting ID: 969 2721 5326
Agenda and Minutes
October 6, 2020 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/91272350109
Dial-in: 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 912 7235 0109
Revised Agenda and Minutes
September 1, 2020 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/91569697977
Dial-in: 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 915 6969 7977
Revised Agenda and Minutes
August 4, 2020 Virtual via Zoom
Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/95101126947
Dial-in: 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 951 0112 6947
Agenda and Minutes

July - no meeting

June 2, 2020 Virtual Revised Agenda and Minutes (from March)
May 5, 2020 CANCELED
April 7, 2020 CANCELED Minutes (from March)
March 3, 2020

El Palo Alto West Room, Mitchell Park Community Center -3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
February 4, 2020 Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library

1213 Newell Rd

Agenda and Minutes
January 7, 2020

Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library

1213 Newell Rd

Agenda and Minutes

2019 Agendas and Minutes

2019 Agendas & Minutes

Date

Location

Packet
December - no meeting
November 5, 2019 Adobe North Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
October 1, 2019 Adobe North Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
September 3, 2019 Matadero Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
August 6, 2019 Matadero Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
July - no meeting
June 4, 2019

Community Meeting Room, Ground Floor, City Hall,

250 Hamilton Avenue

Agenda and Minutes
May - no meeting
April 2, 2019 Adobe North Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
March 5, 2019 Adobe North Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Revised Minutes

February 12, 2019

Matadero Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes
January 15, 2019 Matadero Room,Mitchell Park Community Center,

3700 Middlefield Rd

Agenda and Minutes

Past Agendas and Minutes (2012 - 2018)