Our members are a diverse set with interests just as diverse.
Dana Farr, Current Chair
The rhythm of riding is what makes me spend hours in the seat. Riding through the lightning bugs on June nights is something I look forward to all year long. Cycling is transportation and my focus on the committee is toward improving driver/pedestrian/cyclist interaction and cooperation.
Cathy Frank, Current Vice-Chair
My 1st bike with gears and hand brakes was called an "English Bike". I had to sell my old Schwinn bike and save money to add to that to get the new bike. I rode it everywhere - no helmets, no bike lanes, no bike paths, no reflective bright clothing!
I am a community planner by day in rural Vermont and enjoy the opportunity to work with Committee members on efforts to improve walking and biking conditions in my hometown. I'd classify myself as more of a walker and runner but I enjoy warm-weather bike rides on the recreation path and would love to see new connections created to neighboring towns so I can extend my rides
I formerly served on the Local Motion Board for 9 years; I personally use the recreational path system in town more for walking and running than riding my bike.
Bicycling is my favorite form of exercise and method of exploring the world through self-guided bicycle tours. By any faster means, you miss too much. Whether riding Vermont's roads and paths, or with friends exploring new cultures - there is nothing better in my estimation than life at the speed of a bicycle.
I use my bike to commute all over Burlington and the surrounding area. I also run the trails through South Burlington regularly including Farrell Park, Dorset Park, UVM bike path, Queen City, etc. My weekends are spent outdoors: kayaking, biking, and running or training for a race. I never get tired of the views across the lake and spend many nights biking along Spear Street or the waterfront.
Biking is one of my favorite activities in addition to hiking, hockey, and snowboarding. I own/ride 3 bikes - a mountain bike for exploring the trails, a road bike for exercise, and my new favorite, an electric bike for commuting. I'm an avid commuter, but admit to being a fair-weather rider - I'm rarely out in temps below 40 degrees and if you see me riding in the rain you can be assured that is was NOT part of my plan. This committee is my first direct experience with local government, and though I wasn't sure what to expect I have been truly inspired by the hard work and dedication by my fellow committee members and other public officials I've worked with.
Nic Anderson -
I like to...
1. Ride bikes,
2. Give hugs,
3. Drink coffee (preferably outside),
4. Eat pie,
5. Have fun!
Biking has always been one of my favorite sports, last summer I started commuting to work as well and enjoy it even more. Our daughter learned to bike on the South Burlington bike paths, and I hope to help improve access for commuting and recreation for our community. I also strongly endorse bike path access to creemee stands!