Bicycle Advisory Commission

Community Services
Staff Liasion
Dave "DK" Kemp, Active Transportation Coordinator
Phone Number
(530) 757-5686
<dkemp AT cityofdavis DOT org>
Meeting Times
First Monday of each month at 5:30pm
Meeting Place
Community Chambers Conference Room, 23 Russell Boulevard
Number of Members
7 Regular members, 1 Alternative member
1 Ex-Officio member = UC Davis Bicycle Coordinator

The [WWW]City of Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission is one of the city's commissions that serve and advise the City Council. Since Davis' motto is "Most bicycle friendly town in the world", it should come as no surprise that our City Council appoints community members to ensure that we never endanger our friendly relationship with the bicycle.

According to its official charter, [WWW]Resolution No. 07-040, the commission's purpose "is to develop options to achieve the goals of the city’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan, and to recommend changes to the plan, as necessary, to achieve its purposes."

The Bicycle Advisory Commission (BAC) has recently advised the City Council on bike lane double striping, the 5th Street redesign, the Street Smarts program, increased bicycle parking, the [WWW]Davis-Woodland Alternative Transportation Corridor and the creation of a [WWW]Safe Routes to Schools program.

[WWW]Two [WWW]columns on The Davis Voice in early 2010 first publicized an ongoing discussion about the future of transportation planning in Davis. The concept being discussed is the creation of a Mobility Commission. This commission would fold together the Bicycle Advisory, Safety & Parking, and Unitrans commissions to emphasize a more holistic planning approach to transportation. The current City Council has expressed support, but the details of the proposal have yet to be finalized.

Commission members

Past Commission members

February 2007 Bicycle Transportation Plan Update

In February 2007, the Commission published an Op Ed piece in the Davis Enterprise inviting citizens to participate in the revisions to the current plan

See also


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2009-03-30 00:25:08   "Our children and elderly suffer the most from lung impairment, asthma, obesity and juvenile onset diabetes resulting from the lack of exercise. Cycling, instead of driving, can provide positive solutions to these problems."

Type 1 diabetes (aka juvenile onset diabetes) is not known to be caused by lack of exercise. Little is known about the cause, but researchers and doctors point to genetics and exposure to certain viruses ([WWW] & [WWW] Type 2 diabetes (aka adult onset diabetes) is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

The diseases are VERY different. Please stop perpetuating the myth that juvenile onset diabetes is caused by lack of exercise.

See also: [WWW]

2011-03-13 22:58:02   @nataliesadler RE: Clarification of Type 1 diabetes versus Type 2 diabetes (neither are age dependent)

Type 1 diabetes occurs when ANY individual, regardless of age, develops the inability to produce insulin from the pancreas. Type 1 is only treatable with insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump.

For more info about Type 1: [WWW]

Type 2 Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way your body makes or uses insulin. Insulin is needed to move blood sugar (glucose) into cells, where it is stored and later used for energy.
When you have type 2 diabetes, the body does not respond correctly to insulin. This is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that fat, liver, and muscle cells do not respond normally to insulin. As a result blood sugar does not get into cells to be stored for energy. When sugar cannot enter cells, abnormally high levels of sugar build up in the blood. This is called hyperglycemia. High levels of blood sugar often trigger the pancreas to produce more and more insulin, but it is not enough to keep up with the body's demand.

People who are overweight are more likely to have insulin resistance, because fat interferes with the body's ability to use insulin. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs gradually. Most people with the disease are overweight at the time of diagnosis. However, type 2 diabetes can also develop in those who are thin, especially the elderly. Therefore, a program of carefully monitored exercise and balanced, nutritionally-correct diet often-times resolves Type 2 sufferers.

For more info about Type 2: [WWW]

2012-09-09 11:31:28   Where have all the cyclists gone? —Angel.York

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