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 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.


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.
Beth Dadko

Beth Dadko, Board Chair

Beth Dadko is a bicycle commuter, active walker parent, chauffeur, and vigilant car operator. She currently works for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services as the Health Action Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator.

As part of her work, Beth widely shares the findings A Portrait of Sonoma County, a report that explores differences in health, education, and income by neighborhood, race and ethnicity, and gender. She is very interested in advancing health and equity, and uses this lens on BPAB.
Beth formerly coordinated the County's Safe Routes to School Program, and also has a passion for empowering youth to safely walk and bicycle to school. Beth's number one priority is playing with her two small boys (who also love bike rides and walks). Most recently appointed to the BPAB by Vice Mayor Chris Coursey, Beth has been a BPAB member since 2009.
Shaun Ralston

Shaun Ralson, Board Vice Chair


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 was appointed by Council Member Ernesto Olivares, and is serving his second year on BPAB. 

Adam Brown

Adam Brown, Board Member

Adam Brown is an Attorney and the Executive Director of Disability Services and Legal Center in Santa Rosa. He is also a Professor at Empire School of Law in Santa Rosa, teaching a Clinical Course in Disability Law. Additionally, Mr. Brown serves on numerous advisory boards, including that of the Sonoma County Mayor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities and SRJC's Disability Resource Department.

Mr. Brown is a long-time Santa Rosa Resident. He is an avid walker, sometime cyclist, who is usually accompanied by his dog, Fenway and / or his three children. Mr. Brown brings to the BPAB over twenty years of experience in Disability Law and a multitude of contacts throughout the Disability Community.
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Kim O. Badenfort, Board Member

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Christine Dektor

Christine Dektor, Board Member

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.
Minona Heaviland Minona Heaviland, Board Member
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. .

Doug McKenzie, Board Member

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 was appointed to the board by Gary Wysocky in 2013.
Barbara Moulton

Barbara Moulton, Board Member


Barbara Moulton was living in Kenwood and bemoaning the number of miles she was driving every year when she took out her old bike to see if maybe it offered an alternative. She started riding to Santa Rosa for meetings and errands; the distance and time involved were daunting and in 2007 she moved to Santa Rosa.

She joined the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition to try to help achieve a county where biking is a safe, comfortable and attractive transportation option for riders of all types and skill levels. Although Barbara and her husband Tom own a car, they mostly bike, walk, or take the bus for transportation.

Most recently appointed by Council Member Julie Combs, she has served on the BPAB since 2009, including several years as vice-chair. Retired from paid work, Barbara is active in the Santa Rosa Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, as well as Yulupa Cohousing, and the local Quaker Meeting. She and her husband recently completed the 5-day Climate Hike in Glacier National Park, raising money and awareness for Citizens' Climate Lobby.

Jim Pedgrift

Jim Pedgrift, Board Member

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