City of Davis Hires New Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
January 10, 2012
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Following a nationwide search, the City of Davis welcomes Dave “DK” Kemp, as the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. DK is set to begin his new duties on February 6, 2012.
DK spent the last six years developing a comprehensive bicycle program for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. Under DK’s leadership, the Fort Collins community rose from a silver level designation to a gold level Bicycle Friendly Community and is now poised to attain the platinum level status within the coming year.
DK employs a comprehensive approach to bicycle and pedestrian planning, emphasizing a range of techniques to foster the growth of biking and walking for recreation as well as the foundation of a sustainable transportation system. In addition to the development of the traditional 5 E’s (Encouragement, Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Evaluation), Economy & Community are parts of his strategic approach.
“One of the key ingredients in planning for and promoting sustainable transportation and recreation options is derived from the strength of the community’s existing knowledge, desires, time, and ambition,” states DK. He continues, “I will serve as a facilitator to develop the elements of a comprehensive program and bring to the table refined coordination skills and innovative planning techniques in order to meet the needs of the
Davis community. I look forward to working with the community as it continues its progress toward becoming a ‘world class’ bicycle and pedestrian friendly city.”
DK’s experience also includes four years at New Belgium Brewing Company from 2000-2004, where he co-conceptualized and implemented the brewery’s bicycle signature event, the “Tour de Fat.”
DK’s formal education consists of a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Tourism, specializing in Interpretation, from Colorado State University. DK also received a certificate from Portland State University’s Innovative Bicycle & Pedestrian Initiative program concentrating on bicycle and pedestrian planning and design techniques.
The Davis Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator position has been vacant since September, when the city’s former coordinator, Tara Goddard, left to pursue her Ph.D. at Portland State University.
City of Davis Community Development and Sustainability Department
23 Russell Boulevard – Davis, California 95616
530-757-5610 – FAX: 530-757-5660 – TDD: 530-757-5666