Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

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 of every month
 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.
Shaun Ralston

Shaun Ralston, Board Chair


 
Email: shaun.ralston@gmail.com

Shaun Ralston aspires to "weekend warrior" cycling status, but actually lives Monday through Friday as the regional marketing and communications manager for Sutter Health. Shaun is a dedicated bike commuter, cycling 5,000+ miles/year, and operates the staff transit / green incentive program at the local Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.

The incentive program is designed to increase employees' use of electric vehicles, ridesharing, carpooling, public transportation, and bicycle commuting. Shaun enjoys organized community cycling events and serves as Co-Chair for the Tour de Fuzz, an annual recreational fundraising ride benefiting law enforcement charities.

Shaun is on the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, which provides immediate emotional support and care to law enforcement and members of our community who have suffered tragedy or loss. While originally from the Midwest, Shaun has found "cycling nirvana" in Sonoma County and grateful to have found a home in Santa Rosa.

In his time off the bike, he enjoys local history, anything related to technology, music and teaching Sunday School classes at his church. Shaun has served on the BPAB since 2016 and was appointed by Council Member Ernesto Olivares.

Minona Heaviland Minona Heaviland, Board Vice Chair
 
Email: minona@gmail.com
Minona Heaviland enjoys biking and walking around Santa Rosa with her family, and is an occasional bicycle commuter. She is a Safe Routes to School Champion for Proctor Terrace Elementary School where her daughter goes to school. She is lucky to be able to bike or walk to school many days of the week, and would like to help more families be able to experience the fun and health benefits of biking to school.

Minona brings experience in urban planning, forestry, and natural resource management to her work conducting research, planning, and grant proposal development for Sonoma Ecology Center. She has worked in urban planning and natural resource management in New York City and Boston, and holds an M.A. in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and two children, and feels blessed to have found her way to the mild climate and beautiful community in Sonoma County. She is dedicated to improving Santa Rosa streets and bike lanes so that they are safe for cyclists of all abilities, and seamlessly connect to the many great bike paths around Sonoma County. Minona has served on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board since 2017, most recently appointed by Council Member John Sawyer. .
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Kim O. Badenfort, Board Member


 
Email: No email available

 

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.
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.

Charlotte Vrobel

Charlotte Vrobel, Board Member


 
Email: charlievrobel@gmail.com

Charlotte Vrobel enjoys the myriad benefits of riding a bike to a destination, especially the ability to slow down, observe and connect to the world around her. She is excited to be part of the Santa Rosa Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board to help encourage policy from her perspective of cyclist, pedestrian and engaged citizen. She works for the Sonoma County Regional Parks department and is an avid hiker in our fantastic State, municipal and County parks. She was appointed to the Board in June 2019 by Julie Combs.