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.


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)


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
Alexa Kolosky Kern County Public Works Department Central Valley
Amy Pendergast Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

North State

Chris Dougherty Sacramento Area Council of Governments Sacramento
Chris Holm Walk Sacramento Sacramento
Chris Romano San Diego Association of Governments San Diego
Dave Campbell Bike East Bay Bay Area
Dave Synder California Bicycle Coalition


Daivd Azevedo American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Statewide
David Caneer City of Watsonville Central Coast
Esther Rivera California Walks Statewide
Hannah Keyes Southern CA Association of Governments Southern CA
Jennifer Rice City of San Luis Obispo Central Coast
Jonathan Matz Safe Routes to School National Partnership Statewide
Josh Wolf GHD, Inc. North State
Julia Griswold UC Berkeley SafeTrec State Agency
Kathleen Naoum City of Thousand Oaks Central Coast
Keith Williams Shasta Regional Transportation Agency North State
Malahat Owrang City of Redwood City Bay Area
Margot Ocañas LA Dept. of Transportation, Div. of Active Transportation Southern CA
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
Scott Taylor CA Highway Patrol State Agency
Sheperson Wilburn CA Strategic Growth Council State Agency
Sumire Gant Sumire Gant Consulting Southern CA
Tracy McMillan Nelson\Nygaard Bay Area
Victoria Custodio CA Department of Public Health State Agency

Have questions about the CWBTAC?

Contact: Ali Doerr Westbrook at 916-653-2580 or