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 Monday of the month in Brookline Town Hall, Room 408, 333 Washington St, Brookline. We welcome members of the public.

Committee Members

  • John Bowman, chairman
  • Bryan Decker
  • Mark Lowenstein
  • Jacob Meunier
  • Kristin Schreiber
  • Cynthia Snow
  • Tommy Vitolo
  • Jonathan Kapust (Transportation Board liaison)
  • Sgt Brian Sutherland (police liaison)

Mission

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.

Goal

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).