Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

Update 3.24.20 - Due to the provision of the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Santa Rosa has postponed all non-essential meetings until further notice. Thank you for your understanding as the City continues to take measures to protect the health and safety of our community. 

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The City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board provides guidance in the preparation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan by identifying pedestrian and bicycle projects and advising on the priority of those projects. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan includes the background, analysis of the existing pedestrian and bike pathways, recommendations for new pedestrian and bike pathways, bicycle and pedestrian accident analysis, pedestrian and bicycle education and safety programs, and pedestrian and bicycle amenities.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Get Involved


The public is encouraged to attend BPAB meetings!  Members of the public can also submit comments to the board by emailing Board members, using the comment field below, or contacting the Staff Liaison, Nancy Adams, at 707-543-3910 or nadams@srcity.org. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the BPAB, you can complete an online application. Your application will be kept on file for consideration when a vacancy occurs on the Board.

Meetings

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
On the 3rd Thursday, bimonthly
 Municipal Service Center - South     
 69 Stony Circle
 Conference Room 5
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Board Members


The Board consists of nine members with four-year terms. Seven of the members are appointed by individual City Council members, and two are appointed At-Large by the full City Council to represent the Disabled Community and the Senior Community.  This Board was established by Council Resolution No. 26536.
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Kim O. Badenfort, Board Member


 
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Christine Dektor

Christine Dektor, Board Member


 
Email: stegodek@yahoo.com
Christine Dektor has preferred active transportation, be it as pedestrian, bicyclist, or public transit rider, since high school. Living in various locations around the world, Christine has experienced the gamut of active transport services, from virtually non-existent facilities in South Carolina to extremely efficient systems and facilities in Germany. With this background, she appreciates the thought and work behind Santa Rosa’s continually improving bicycle and pedestrian services.

Christine helps Sonoma County public schools improve student and employee safety as a Loss Prevention Coordinator at Redwood Empire Schools’ Insurance Group, and this perspective influences her participation on the BPAB. Christine’s recent experience pushing her daughter’s stroller virtually everywhere within a mile radius of her home, has given her a new perspective as a person with access and functional needs. Christine has served on the BPAB since 2011 and was most recently appointed by Tom Schwedhelm.
Marguerite Finn

Marguerite Finn, Board Member


 
Email: schwinky1@icloud.com

Retired educator, lover of dogs and old houses, traveler, alto harmonizer. SoCo resident since 1973.

When we can bicycle and/or walk safely in our communities, a very different connection to our environment is experienced. I enjoy riding my Amsterdam style bike along the trails and old neighborhoods of Santa Rosa. It feels like moving meditation to me. The human scale of space and the slower flow of time help erase the sensory boundaries that can keep us from really being a part of where we live. In my travels in Europe I so admire cities that foster walking and cycling and Santa Rosa’s terrain and climate are near perfect for such activities. I think that ability to be present either walking or cycling can be helpful and healthy both within an individual and with our encounters with others. I would like to be part of a process that can encourage those moments.

Marguerite was appointed to the BPAB in 2021 by Council Member John Sawyer.

Tony Geraldi

Tony Geraldi, Board Member


 
Email: tony@airportexpressinc.com

Tony Geraldi has lived in Santa Rosa since 1988 after growing up in Penngrove. He firmly believes we absolutely live in the best place on Earth, especially for pedestrians and cyclists! Tony is the General Operations Manager and 34-year employee with Sonoma County Airport Express. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and is a 2012 recipient of the distinguished Sonoma County Spirit Award.

In 2013 Tony was named by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat as one the top 20 most connected people in Sonoma County and also proudly serves on the board of directors of the Sonoma County Fair. Tony is also the Secretary/ Treasurer and appearance coordinator for the Miss Sonoma County Scholarship Program. Tony is also an accomplished ballroom dancer and four years ago finished 2nd place as a contestant in Sonoma County’s own version of Dancing with the Stars.

In his spare time off the bike and not walking around Santa Rosa, Tony enjoys cooking, working on his house, and enjoying the beauty of Santa Rosa, especially Spring Lake and Howarth Park. Tony was appointed to the BPAB by Council Member Eddie Alvarez in 2021.

Christine Logan

Christine Logan, Board Member


 
Email: christinelogan@comcast.net

Christine Logan has been a resident of Santa Rosa since 1999 however, it wasn't until she became a member of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club and an avid cyclist that she completely fell in love with Santa Rosa. It was while climbing virtually every hill in the city when she saw the true beauty this City offers. Christine is an avid gardener and maintains gardens professionally. She has a variety of interests and hobbies, ensuring she never lacks for activities to keep her busy. She is a lover of large dogs, having owned a Boerboel mastiff, the love of her life. Christine and her husband enjoy hiking all over Sonoma County.

Santa Rosa City Council appointed Christine Logan as the Disabled Community Representative to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board in 2019.

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Doug McKenzie, Board Member


  
Email: douglasi@sonic.net
Doug McKenzie is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete. He commutes by bicycle whenever possible. He has been active in bicycle advocacy since the early 2000s. He served two years on the SCBC board and remains active in the SRCC and SCBC volunteering for events whenever time allows. His main goal with the BPAB is ensuring safe streets for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike. Doug has served on the BPAB since 2013 and was most recently appointed by Jack Tibbetts.
Elizabeth Ridlington Elizabeth Ridlington, Board Member
 
Email: eridlington@sonic.net

Elizabeth Ridlington is associate director and senior policy analyst with Frontier Group, a think tank that works on a range of environmental and consumer-protection issues. She focuses primarily on policies to curb global warming pollution and address air pollution, and has written dozens of reports on these and other subjects. Frontier Group partners with state and federal advocacy organizations to push for adoption of better policies to protect the environment, public health and consumers.

Elizabeth believes that Santa Rosa, with its mild climate and extensive flat terrain, has tremendous potential to entice far more residents to bike and walk to work, school, stores and social activities. By making our streets friendlier and safer for people walking and biking, we can give Santa Rosans more choice of how to travel, reduce our reliance on cars, and cut climate pollution.

Appointed to the board in 2019 by Victoria Fleming, Elizabeth lives in the Junior College neighborhood with her husband and grade-school-aged son.