Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Leaders Awarded

    CARSON CITY, Nev. –   Nevada bicycling and pedestrian resources were recently recognized by the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board’s annual awards program.

     The awards, presented at the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Las Vegas, single out individuals, agencies and groups for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safety and advocacy. 

    “Bicycling and walking offer many benefits. They make us as individuals and families healthier and they connect and enhance communities and reduce congestion and vehicle emissions,” board chairman Dennis Stark said. “Whether you have personally walked or bicycled a Nevada roadway or trail, or simply reaped the societal benefits, you’ve got these winners’ dedication and hard work to thank. From cities that have extensively incorporated bicycling into their community plans to individuals who promote safe biking, the winners have helped give our state more means of transportation. Our communities and commutes are better for it.”

     Bicyclists and pedestrians currently make up to 12 percent of all trips in the U.S. With proven environmental, economic and health benefits, the public demand for bicycling and walking opportunities is growing. Bicycling and pedestrian planning across the state have shown a surge in public interest in bicycling and walking, with more than half of vehicle users surveyed saying they would drive less if other forms of commuting were available.

     The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board was created by the Nevada Legislature to advise state agencies on policies, programs and facilities, as well as promote programs and facilities for the safe use of bicycles and pedestrians in the state. The board consists of 14 members appointed by the Governor. More information is available at (775) 888-7433 (RIDE).       


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Bicycle and Pedestrian Award Winners




Lifetime Service:      Ellen and Roger Jacobson  Reno Sparks Kiwanis Bike Safety Program

                                  Mel Maalouf   Junior Team Mentor, Alta Alpina Cycling Club

                                  Tim Rowe   Bicycle Advocate, Alta Alpina Cycling Club, Lake Tahoe 

                                  Bicycle Coalition, Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board


Advocacy/ActivistMichael Bayer   Alta Alpina Challenge

                                  Kevin Joell   Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol

                                  Jenny Scanland  Muscle Powered

                                  Jeff White   Elko Velo Cycling Club


Individual Employee-Agency:  Bill Champion   Nevada Division of State Parks

                                                   Thor Dyson   Nevada Department of Transportation

                                                   Rebecca Kapular   Nevada Department of Transportation

                                                   David Swallow   Regional Trans. Commission of Southern NV


Agency:                                     Nevada Division of State Parks


Community Bike/Ped Plan:     Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

                                                   Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County


Organization:                           Safe Kids Washoe County


Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Member of the Year: Noah Jennings (Member representing youth in Nevada)


            Safe Routes to School Special Recognition:  Janet Carthen   Washoe County School District

                                                                                         MJ Cloud   Washoe County School District

                                                                                         Cheryl Wagner   Clark County School District