Short answer: BikeWalk Alexandria is reorganizing into the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
Longer answer: As of the beginning of the year, BikeWalk Alexandria is no longer affiliated with the larger BikeWalk Virginia. So the core of the old organization has been working over the past
few weeks with new people, the VeloCity co-op in Old Town, and Alexandria's bike/ped coordinator on a reorganization. We're becoming the BPAC.
Our role is still pretty much the same...advocacy and support of bicycle and pedestrian transportation in Alexandria, with interlinks into adjacent communities (which in part is where I come in) and working with the city's bike/ped coordinator. Our reorganization is modeled heavily on Arlington's Bicycle Advisory Committee, with a "committee" of up to 15 voting members, although all meetings will be open to the public and the public is more than welcome to provide input and comments.
Though most of the organization composes of bicyclists, we're still including pedestrians. If there's enough interest in pedestrian issues, there's the possibility of splitting pedestrians off into their own advisory committee. Arlington already does this.
We're also changing the meeting timeframe. Previously, BikeWalk Alexandria met on the first Monday of even-numbered months, while the city's Pedestrian and Bicycle Citizens Group meetings were the first Monday of odd-numbered months. We'll be incorporating both former meetings into the new structure and also changing the week. Since the city has a tendency to "frontload" city meetings into the first week of the month, we'll be having our monthly meetings sometime during the 3rd week of the month. Tentatively Monday, though that may change depending on whether that day will work with some of the other involved entities.
Not sure what we're going to do with the website, but we'll have other online presence as well...a Facebook page (and probably a Twitter account too).
"First" meeting tentatively scheduled for Feb 15. Looking forward to it. Would be remiss if I didn't mention that I've also been nominated to serve as the new Chair.