Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee


End Traffic Fatalities in Sonoma County

Vision Zero is a countywide initiative, led by a partnership between the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, which pledges to reduce all traffic related deaths to zero. Staff have created a community survey (below links) to respond to and share widely among your networks. We will be doing continuous evaluation to ensure we are getting responses from a broad cross-section of the community. We thank you for your participation.

Vision Zero Survey (English)

Encuesta de Visión Cero (Español)


Chair: Marja Tarr
Vice Chair: Bjorn Griepenburg
City Council Liaison: D'Lynda Fischer
Planning Commission Representative: Blake Hooper
Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Patricia Souza
City Management Liaison: Gina Benedetti-Petnic, City Engineer

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. virtually via Zoom.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in accordance with the Petaluma Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The PBAC is also responsible for developing bicycle and pedestrian projects and submitting them for final adoption by the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. Additionally, PBAC reviews development applications, solicits public comment and forwards bicycle and pedestrian related improvement recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

The committee has nine members, six of whom are appointed by Council from the community at large. The remaining members are a representative of the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission (RMPC), appointed by RMPC; a Planning Commission Representative, appointed by the Planning Commission; and a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council.

Members chosen from the community serve four-year terms. The representatives of RMPC, the Planning Commission, and City Council serve one-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)

We are working on an update to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.  Check out the dedicated page here.


Bjorn Griepenburg Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Vice Chair Email
Blake Hooper Planning Commissioner/Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member Email
D’Lynda Fischer Vice-Mayor Email
Gina Benedetti-Petnic City Engineer Email
Kelly Bond Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member
Marja Tarr Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Chair Email
Patricia Souza Recreation, Music & Parks Commissioner, Representative for Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Email
Patricia Webb Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member
Roger Leventhal Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member Email
Sean Walling Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member Email
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