CalBike is delighted to welcome Alexandra Weber, Rosy Doud, and Peter Garcia to our Central Valley Bikeways Project team. The project will design a low-stress bikeway network centered around the planned High Speed Rail (HSR) stations in Fresno, Merced, and Bakersfield.
“Each of them brings different skills and equity focus that will enhance our planning work,” said Forest Barnes, CalBike Central Valley Active Transportation Planner. “The best ideas and the best work gets done when you have a team to look over each other’s work and bounce ideas off of.”
Meet the new Central Valley Bikeways Project team members
In addition to project managers Forest Barnes and Jared Sanchez, our Central Valley Project team now includes these three talented planners.
Alexandra is currently a master’s student at UCLA studying urban planning with a concentration in transportation policy. Her work has included studying ways to empower women bike riders. As a fierce advocate for equitable active transportation practices, she says working for CalBike is her dream job. Her role on the team is research and design of the long distance bike route portion of the Central Valley Active Transportation Planning Project. Before joining CalBike, Alexandra was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and she is now a California transplant. In her free time, she enjoys biking the streets of Los Angeles, baking bread and woodworking.
As an urban planner, Rosy is interested in disrupting auto-centric design and promoting social equity through active transportation planning. While getting her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA, Rosy interned for LA City Planning. She wrote her capstone project on pedestrian-oriented design interventions to freeway underpasses. At CalBike, Rosy is excited to work on the Central Valley Bikeways Project and to promote pedestrian-friendly design around planned HSR Stations. Since freeways and on-ramps present access hurdles near the HSR stations, Rosy’s experience overcoming these types of challenges will be particularly helpful.
Peter is a recent urban planning graduate from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he studied the interaction between race, class, and power in transportation finance policy and planning. This lens will bring an important focus to the CalBike’s Central Valley Bikeways Project. His interest in urban planning is rooted in a combination of growing up in auto-dependent Orange County and a study abroad trip to Russia, where he lived in St. Petersburg and traveled to Kyiv and Moscow. Peter lives in Los Angeles and bikes almost everywhere he needs to go, as well as recreationally.
The Central Valley Project will expand biking and walking access to the Central Valley’s planned HSR stations. In addition, the project will make recommendations about wider connections in and between Fresno, Merced, and Bakersfield. Learn more about the Central Valley Bikeways Project.