I’ve been lucky to have some great bike commutes over the years. In college, my ride took me from downtown Santa Cruz up to UCSC along a bike path through the Great Meadow. In DC, I took a route through Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac and on pathways past the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool. In San Francisco, I joined the stream of cyclists heading downtown on Valencia and Market Streets. My current route in Oakland-Berkeley is almost entirely on Bicycle Boulevards that carry more bikes than cars. In each case I have never considered any other means of travel – bicycling is the easiest, cheapest, fastest, and least stressful way to get around. I became a transportation planner in large part because of my experiences cycling, with the goal of improving our transportation networks so that everybody would feel as comfortable out on their bike as I do. I feel fortunate to have a job where I can help communities all over the country to create great bike commutes for their residents.
Brett Hondorp has over 15 years of experience preparing bicycle and pedestrian master plans, trail feasibility studies and related environmental documents. He has managed bicycle master plans/updates for large and small jurisdictions, in both urban and rural settings. Brett is an avid bicycle commuter and League of American Bicyclists certified LCI bicycle safety instructor. Brett is recognized by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center as a National Safe Routes to School instructor, and served on the Board of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.