Kendra Ramsey Named New Executive Director of CalBike

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SACRAMENTO, California (August 2, 2023) — After a year-long search with many outstanding candidates, Kendra Ramsey, AICP (she/her), will become the new Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition and the California Mobility Fund.

Ramsey most recently worked as Active Transportation Project Manager for civil engineering firm GHD, developing innovative mobility options, Complete Streets plans, and corridor studies for local and regional agencies throughout the state. Ramsey is a nationally recognized expert in planning active transportation networks that meet community-identified needs, as well as developing policy and programs to help diverse constituencies choose walking and biking for daily trips.

Kendra Ramsey. Photo courtesy CalBike

“Working with local agencies and community members throughout California to plan bicycling and walking networks, I’ve seen the disconnect between policy and implementation, as well as the gaps left by historical investment patterns and our current oversubscribed funding programs,” Ramsey said. “I am excited to join CalBike at such a critical time for active transportation and mobility justice, and look forward to working with the board, staff, and partners to build on recent successes and launch new efforts to make walking and bicycling safer and easier for all Californians.”

Ramsey will join the growing number of women leading bicycle advocacy in the USA. In a field long dominated by men, women leaders bring a critical perspective to statewide bicycle advocacy. Making our streets safe enough for everyone to ride is central to the mission of CalBike.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Kendra’s expertise, vision, and passion joining our team at CalBike,” says Cynthia Rose, chair, CalBike Board of Directors. “It’s gratifying to see the trend of such talented women stepping into key leadership roles in organizations throughout our state.”

Interim Executive Director Kevin Claxton will remain as an integral part of our CalBike staff and transition to the position of Operations Manager once Ramsey steps into the Executive Director role in mid-August.

“Kendra joins CalBike at a pivotal moment,” Claxton says, “With her leadership, CalBike will build on our past successes and lead California’s active transportation movement to greater heights.”

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