About the Bicycle Advisory Committee

The Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee is appointed by and advises the Brookline Transportation Board on issues related to bicycling in Brookline. Members are appointed by the Board to serve three year terms. Meetings are usually held on the first Wednseday of the month in Brookline Town Hall, Room 408, 333 Washington St, Brookline. We welcome members of the public.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee is unrelated to, and is not represented in any way, by the Twitter account “Brookline Bikers @BrooklineBikes”.

Committee Members

  • Elena Huisman, chair
  • Alicia Lai
  • Neal Lerner
  • Mark Lowenstein
  • Jacob Meunier
  • Cynthia Snow
  • Leonard Wholey
  • Ali Tali (Transportation Board liaison)
  • Sgt Brian Sutherland (police liaison)


The committee's mission is to encourage, plan for, advocate for, and advise about bicycling in the Town of Brookline. It advises the Transportation Board on matters related to cycling for commuting, general mobility and pleasure, with an emphasis on safety, education of the public, and bicycle access.


To make the Town of Brookline a safe and accessible place to live and work for all citizens. The Committee will assist Brookline to be a bike-friendly town, keeping in mind the balance among pedestrians, motor vehicles and bicycles.

Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Brookline with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC℠) award.

There are now 372 BFCs in all 50 states. The bronze BFC award recognizes Brookline’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Please see Brookline’s Bicycle Friendly report card (PDF).