Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will lead a cycling infrastructure fact-finding tour to Davis on Saturday, hosted by the Napa County Bicycle Coalition.
The study tour aims to show participants “the benefits that first-rate bicycle facilities provide for the Davis community,” said Mike Costanzo, executive director of the coalition.
Representatives from the business, travel, real estate, health and education sectors will share their insights into how Davis’ bike lanes, paths and other safety amenities have improved the community.
The visitors will start with a bike forum in the Community Chambers at City Hall, then take a bike/bus tour of Davis’ bicycle infrastructure before walking to the Davis Farmers Market for lunch and a tour of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
Local elected officials who will greet the delegation and participate in the tour include state Sen. Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Mayor Joe Krovoza and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk. On the Napa side, the delegation includes all members of the Napa County Board of Supervisors; the mayors of Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa and American Canyon; and many Napa City Council members.
Other participants are Clay Gregory and Allison Simpson of Visit Napa Valley, Chuck McMinn of the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, Karen Smith of the Napa County Health Department and Kate Miller of the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency.
The event is being coordinated by Dave “DK” Kemp, Davis’ active transportation coordinator, and Costanzo.