California Walk and 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 to provide regular strategic input and technical guidance on Caltrans’ complete streets and active transportation efforts. 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. 

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


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
Alexa Kolosky Kern County Public Works Dept. Central Valley
Beverley Newman-Burckhard California Transportation Commission State Agency
Caro Jauregui California Walks Statewide
Chris Kluth San Diego Association of Governments San Diego
Cory Wilkerson Southern California Association of Governments  Southern CA
David Azevedo American Association of Retired Persons  Statewide
Diego Corvera City of Visalia Central Valley
Dustin Foster Sacramento Area Council of Governments  Sacramento
Jared Sanchez California Bicycle Coalition  Statewide 
Jennifer Rice City of San Luis Obispo, Dept. of Public Works Central Coast
Joel Shaffer Metropolitan Transportation Commission Bay Area
Jonathan Matz Safe Routes Partnership Statewide
Julia Griswold UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center  Academic
Kathleen Naoum City of Thousand Oaks Central Coast
Kathryn Canepa Civic Thread Sacramento
Keith Williams Shasta Regional Transportation Agency North State
Kendra Ramsey GHD, Inc. Statewide
Malahat Owrang City of Redwood City, Dept. of Community Development and Transportation Services Bay Area
Marven Norman Inland Empire Biking Alliance Inland Southern CA
Megan Johnson City of Sacramento, Dept. of Public Works Sacramento
Rachel Junken City of Long Beach, Dept. of Public Works Southern CA
Robert Prinz Bike East Bay Bay Area
Sara Sundquist Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency North State
Severin Martinez City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Transportation Los Angeles
Sheperson Wilburn California Strategic Growth Council State Agency
Tracy McMillan Nelson/Nygaard Statewide
Veronica Lezama Council of San Benito County Governments Coast Range Mountains
Victoria Custodio California Dept. of Public Health State Agency


Chase McFadden
Associate Transportation Planner