Schools: The Bike Davis Schools Committee has worked with Davis schools, the School District, and the City of Davis to encourage school children to ride bicycles and walk to school. The Committee organizes after-school Bike Rodeos, Walk and Bike to School events, and facilitates the Active4.me daily scan and notify program for parents. It also initiated the annual Davis Bike Loopalooza event, for which it continues to assist by providing volunteers.
Citywide Infrastructure and Street Standards: Bike Davis strives to ensure that accommodations for bicycles on city streets meet the highest standards. Recent changes in lane widths to give bicycles more space and to calm vehicular traffic are among the organization’s achievements. Previous examples of BD’s efforts concerning local infrastructure include the redesign of Fifth Street in the downtown area, elimination of car parking on B Street north of Seventh Street, and bike path connectivity to the new Cannery neighborhood. BD also has worked to address the safety hazard of yard debris piles placed on streets.
Intercity Bicycle Commuting: BD has worked with bicycle commuters between Davis and Sacramento, local agencies, and Union Pacific Railroad to ensure that conditions are improved on Road 32A, the bicycling route east of Davis that connects to Sacramento. The railroad crossing along this route is a site of many close calls and a few serious collisions involving unsafe driving, and this has spurred efforts to make improvements.
Education and Outreach: Bike Davis has organized events including membership meetings with invited speakers and films on bicycle advocacy, and candidates’ forums prior to city council elections. In the past, BD has participated in the distribution of free bike lights and anti-bike theft devices, and hosted bicycle film festivals.