FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2019
Sacramento, CA –The California Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce the addition of Forest Barnes to our staff. Forest will lead CalBike’s active transportation planning work in five southern San Joaquin Valley cities from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Under Forest’s leadership, CalBike will facilitate planning for safe walking and biking connections to the planned high speed rail stations and for bikeshare in the city of Bakersfield. These efforts are supported by an SB 1 Sustainable Communities grant. The grant was awarded to CalBike and Kern Council of Governments to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, specifically for the Valley’s most marginalized residents, around proposed High-Speed Rail stations.
Forest is coming to CalBike having recently completed his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in sustainable transportation planning and policy, specifically in the Central Valley and the Bay Area. As a Bakersfield native, Forest will be a valuable addition to CalBike in this new role.
Please welcome Forest Barnes to the CalBike team!