Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee

About BPAC

Who are we?

The Whatcom County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established in 1991 and is directed to coordinate with various county staff and residents to ultimately provide guidance to the County Executive related to potential improvements in the county's pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure.

Our goal is that walking and riding a bicycle - for transportation and recreation - can be safe and welcoming for people of all ages and abilities in Whatcom County.

What we do

The purpose of the Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to assist the county in the planning, funding, development and implementation of facilities and programs that will result in the increased safety and use of bicycle and pedestrian travel as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.


  • 6:00 p.m., the 2nd Wednesday of every month 
  • All meetings are being held in a hybrid format - see Link below. The next scheduled open public meeting will take place on November 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
  • Public is welcome to attend the meeting in-person at the Northwest Annex Portable Conference Room at 5280 Northwest Dr. See location map here.

Zoom meeting link:

Public comment should be submitted to: [email protected]

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee has 11 members.  Members must be residents of Whatcom County who have an interest in promoting the use of bicycle/pedestrian travel for transportation and recreation.

 Term Length and Term Limit

  • 4 years
  • 2 consecutive full terms

 Current Membership Roster

  • Patrick Alesse
  • Sunny Beaver
  • Ryan Corley - Co-Chair
  • Richard Joss
  • Kelly Kendall
  • Gary Malick - Co-Chair
  • Sonja Max 
  • Sandy Phillips
  • Pete Sharp
  • John Upston


The Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was created by Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen in 2001, and was approved by the County Council through Ordinance 2001-013 to fulfill the purpose set for the Committee.