Our members are a diverse set with interests just as diverse.
Amanda Holland - 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.
Bob Britt - 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.
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!
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.
Donna Leban - Bicycling is my favorite form 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.
Bill Wooden - 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.
Jim Grossman - When I first moved here, I tried to ride with my then 6th grade son from our home in Queen City Park to Tuttle Middle School. The number of challenging road crossing had me fussing about the bikeability of my new home. As a former runner and current recreational biker and bike trip leader, I know that ease of use (and hence safety!) are critical to get people out and healthy.
Katie Dolbec - I am an avid runner and cyclist. I have 2 young children, and I would like to create a network of safe sidewalks and paths for them and everyone in town to use. I also envision creating lots of connections to the new town center to allow for additional accessibility.
Shawn Goddard - 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.