To facilitate the development of the JMU Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established in December, 2012. The BPAC is comprised of JMU faculty, staff, and students; representatives from bicycle coalitions, bike shops, and proponents; and advisors from the City of Harrisonburg and CSPDC staff.
The BPAC has been working on collecting data such as bicycle rack locations and utilization, and bicycle traffic analysis throughout the campus for use in the development of the Master Plan. The BPAC has participated in the circulation of a comprehensive survey to JMU faculty, staff and students to collect both user and non-user inputs and recommendations concerning bicycle and pedestrian needs on campus. The BPAC is also conducting research concerning improvements to the rules and regulations applicable to motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and others (e.g. skate boarders, scooter riders, etc.) while operating on the JMU campus.The BPAC is working closely with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) consultants who have extensive experience in developing bicycle and pedestrian master plans in both urban and university settings