Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

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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, bimonthly
 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.
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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.
Kim Badenfort

Kim O. Badenfort, Board Chair


Kim has experience as a bicycle commuter in a variety of environments ranging from his native Denmark, to San Francisco, and Sonoma County where he has lived since 2006. He believes that increasing Santa Rosa's share of active transportation commuters will provide community and individual health benefits, and is committed to working on lowering the barriers for adoption including safety, convenience, and culture, so that more residents may benefit from these modes of transportation.

In addition to serving on the Santa Rosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Kim has been active in civic organizations for much of his life and appreciates the opportunity to serve on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board to help shape and inform solutions for the community. Professionally, Kim works as Director of Marketing Services for a business to business media and marketing company.

Kim was appointed to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board by City Council Member Chris Rogers in 2017 and reappointed for a second term in 2021.

Elizabeth Ridlington Elizabeth Ridlington, Board Vice Chair

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.

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.
Marguerite Finn

Marguerite Finn, Board Member


Retired educator, lover of dogs and old houses, traveler, alto harmonizer. SoCo resident since 1973.

When we can bicycle and/or walk safely in our communities, a very different connection to our environment is experienced. I enjoy riding my Amsterdam style bike along the trails and old neighborhoods of Santa Rosa. It feels like moving meditation to me. The human scale of space and the slower flow of time help erase the sensory boundaries that can keep us from really being a part of where we live. In my travels in Europe I so admire cities that foster walking and cycling and Santa Rosa’s terrain and climate are near perfect for such activities. I think that ability to be present either walking or cycling can be helpful and healthy both within an individual and with our encounters with others. I would like to be part of a process that can encourage those moments.

Marguerite was appointed to the BPAB in 2021 by Vice Mayor Natalie Rogers.

Tony Geraldi

Tony Geraldi, Board Member


Tony Geraldi has lived in Santa Rosa since 1988 after growing up in Penngrove. He firmly believes we absolutely live in the best place on Earth, especially for pedestrians and cyclists! Tony is the General Operations Manager and 34-year employee with Sonoma County Airport Express. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and is a 2012 recipient of the distinguished Sonoma County Spirit Award.

In 2013 Tony was named by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat as one the top 20 most connected people in Sonoma County and also proudly serves on the board of directors of the Sonoma County Fair. Tony is also the Secretary/ Treasurer and appearance coordinator for the Miss Sonoma County Scholarship Program. Tony is also an accomplished ballroom dancer and four years ago finished 2nd place as a contestant in Sonoma County’s own version of Dancing with the Stars.

In his spare time off the bike and not walking around Santa Rosa, Tony enjoys cooking, working on his house, and enjoying the beauty of Santa Rosa, especially Spring Lake and Howarth Park. Tony was appointed to the BPAB by council member Eddie Alvarez in 2021.


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 has served on the BPAB since 2013 and was most recently appointed by Jack Tibbetts.
Tanya Narath Tanya Narath, Board Member

Tanya Narath has lived in northwest Santa Rosa for almost 30 years. She enjoys walking and running along the creek paths near her home and likes experimenting with new ways of getting around in Santa Rosa. Her office in downtown Santa Rosa is close enough that she can run, walk, bike, or take Santa Rosa City Bus to get to work. She is passionate about creating safer and more convenient ways for all residents to walk and bike in Santa Rosa.

Tanya was appointed to the BPAB in 2020 by council member John Sawyer.

Tanya Narath Paul Schwarz, Board Member

A resident of Santa Rosa since 1984, Paul has utilized active transportation on foot and bicycle throughout most quadrants and many routes of the City. His experience with bicycle and pedestrian transit modes informs a belief that increased use of these options depends on making sidewalks and bike routes safer and more visible to vehicles, as well as educating users to the rules of the road. These actions will improve interactions between and among cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles, based on a common understanding of the rights and responsibilities of each group. Increasing the percentage of active transportation will lead to a more dynamic and vibrant urban environment, improved health of the citizenry, and a generally healthier environment.

Paul has been a member of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club since 2006, and also enjoys day hiking and backpacking.

Paul was appointed to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board by the Santa Rosa City Council in 2021.