Napa-Area Leaders Plan Bike Recon Trip to Davis

Trip set for Saturday, May 10.

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson is among the group of elected officials planning a visit to bike-friendly Davis in May. credit Napa Bike
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson is among the group of elected officials planning a visit to bike-friendly Davis in May. credit Napa Bike
A slew of Napa-area elected officials are planning a trip to Davis to gather intel on bike-friendly policies and activities.

The trip, organized by Napa Bike and spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, is set for May 10, according to the Napa Bike newsletter.

"Through the study tour, participants will experience the benefits first-rate bicycle facilities provide for the Davis community," the newsletter article says. " It is our hope that this shared experience, by those elected to serve Napa County, will produce a resolve to make safe bicycling a reality in Napa County."

 Here's the list of the elected officials who have said they want to participate:

Mike Thompson, Congressman
Lois Wolk, State Senator
Mariko Yamada, State Assemblymember
Keith Caldwell, County Supervisor
Diane Dillon, County Supervisor
Bill Dodd, County Supervisor
Mark Luce, County Supervisor
Brad Wagenknect, County Supervisor
Chris Canning, Mayor of Calistoga
John Dunbar, Mayor of Yountville
Leon Garcia, Mayor of American Canyon
Ann Nevero, Mayor of St. Helena
Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa

The following non-elected stakeholders are also planning to participate:

Clay Gregory, Visit Napa Valley
Chuck McMinn, Napa Valley Vine Trail CoalitionKate Miller, Napa County Transportation and Planning AgencyAllison Simpson, Visit Napa Valley

"We are grateful for the generosity these ladies and gentlemen are demonstrating by dedicating part of a Saturday to this event," the article says. "This symbolizes their dedication to those they serve and bodes well for creating a safer biking and walking environment in Napa County in the future."


bluecollardoctor January 17, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Wow a trip to Davis! As an avid Bicyclist, Motorist, and sometimes a pedestrian, we need to engineer a system that separates these modes of transportation so they can co exist safely. This means among other things the Vine Trail.
bluecollardoctor January 17, 2014 at 01:24 PM
As an aside, that list of elected officials reads for the most part like a rogues list of the most dangerous politicians in Napa County. Most are a direct threat to the Napa Valley Lifestyle as "we" know and love it. Bicycling is part of the aesthetic of the NV, I hope they can put aside their heinous political agendas to improve safety for all.


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