California Walk & Bike Technical Advisory Committee

History and Formation

In 2018, Caltrans created a new California Walk and Bike Technical Advisory Committee (CWBTAC) made up of external partners that advise Department staff on technical issues related to implementing active transportation. The new committee replaces the California Bicycle Advisory Committee, which was established in 1992 and provided input to Caltrans on bicycle facilities for several decades.

Caltrans recruited applications for the new committee CWBTAC in May of 2018 and selected applicants representing public agencies and non-profit advocacy organizations with experience in planning, designing, and delivering active transportation programs and/or facilities.

The committee CWBTAC charter (PDF) outlines the framework of the California Walk Bike Technical Advisory Committee, as developed and approved by the 2018-2019 members of CWBTAC.

Background

The Sustainability Team is coordinating Caltrans activities to champion active transportation identified in the Mode Share Action Plan (PDF), Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan: Toward an Active California, and the Caltrans Strategic Management Plan (PDF)

Members

The diverse CWBTAC membership represents the following constituencies: north, south, and central geographies; urban, suburban, and rural community types, including disadvantaged communities; and members representing the needs and interests of users of all ages and abilities. Membership includes:

CWBTAC Members

Name Organization Region
Abigail Flores LA County Public Works Southern CA
Amy Pendergast Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency North State
Chris Dougherty City of West Sacramento Sacramento
Dave Campbell Bike East Bay Bay Area
Esther Rivera California Walks Statewide
Greta Aiken Parsons San Diego
Jennifer Rice City of San Luis Obispo Central Coast
Jonathan Matz Safe Routes to School National Partnership Statewide
Josh Wolf GHD, Inc. North State
Kathleen Naoum City of Thousand Oaks Central Coast
Keith Williams Shasta Regional Transportation Agency North State
Kirin Kumar Walk Sacramento Sacramento
Linda Khamoushian California Bicycle Coalition Statewide
Margot Ocañas LA Dept. of Transportation, Div. of Active Transportation Southern CA
Martha Vasquez CA Highway Patrol State Agency
Marven Norman Inland Empire Biking Alliance Inland Southern CA
Megan Johnson City of Sacramento Dept. of Public Works Sacramento
Michelle Mowery City of Long Beach Dept. of Public Works Southern CA
Ryan Silber CA Strategic Growth Council State Agency
Rye Baerg Southern CA Association of Governments Southern CA
Scott Taylor CA Highway Patrol State Agency
Tracy McMillan UC Berkeley SafeTrec State Agency
Victoria Custodio CA Department of Public Health State Agency

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