Who is Walk Bike Palo Alto

Team Members:

Arnout Boelens has lived in Palo Alto for just under 4 years and is originally from the Netherlands. He has cycled his whole life and lives car-free. He recently became a member of Palo Alto’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC) and is especially interested in complete streets
infrastructure design.

Elizabeth Greenfield grew up and currently lives in Palo Alto. Growing up traversing Palo Alto’s walk- and bikeable streets taught her the joy of a “car-lite” lifestyle. She has since made a habit of traveling to work, school, and nearly everywhere else by bike, foot, and/or transit, rain or shine. Her career and activism promotes behavior change to combat climate change, especially for transportation.

Nicole Zoeller Boelens has lived in Palo Alto for just under 4 years. She is originally from Portland, OR and currently lives car-free. She recently became a member of Palo Alto’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC) and is especially interested in promoting cycling culture.

After growing up in Palo Alto, Frank Viggiano returned to live in south Palo Alto with his wife and children in 1994. He fondly remembers the joy and freedom of roaming the town by bicycle as a youth in the late 60s and early 70s. Since moving back as an adult, cycling has remained a big part of his life. The commute to work has generally been via bicycle, and on the weekends his favorite activity is a ride in our beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. He believes a town which prioritizes walking and cycling is a more vibrant and livable town.

Kathy Durham put down roots in Palo Alto in 1984. As a Palo Alto PTA volunteer, she  worked in partnership with the PAUSD and the City of Palo Alto to develop a K-6 pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum and reduce traffic congestion around schools from 1989 to 2004. She then served as the City’s first Safe Routes to School coordinator until retiring in 2016. Here is a video describing the Safe Routes to School program.

Robert Neff is a 25 year Palo Alto resident and year round bike commuter, also commuting by VTA bus since 2006. He has been on Palo Alto’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC) since 2010, including serving as chair, and represents Palo Alto on the VTA (Santa Clara County) BPAC since 2018. He has helped organize Bike Palo Alto since 2014, and volunteers with the Bike Exchange.