Board of Directors

Hans van Naerssen, Board Chair
Wayne, PA
hans_van_naerssen2Hans is a bicycling activist, and an active bicyclist. In addition to co-founding Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes, he was recently elected Board Chair of the League of American Bicyclists, and he is a Board member and past President of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. He has a Governor’s appointment to the PA Pedestrian and Pedalcycle Advisory Committee, was a citizen member of the regional transportation planning committee, and cofounded his local township Sidewalk, Trails, and Paths committee. He uses these platforms to help make a difference. Before retiring, Hans was Partner of a multi-million dollar international consulting practice, received numerous achievement awards, and was the first to commute by bike to corporate headquarters. He has led and enjoyed biking across USA, in Canada and Europe. His stable includes a Bike Friday for errands and transit-based travel, a recumbent for touring and a mountain bike for thrills.

Scott Bricker,  Secretary
Pittsburgh, PA
scottScott Bricker has cycled across the country, is an everyday bicycle commuter, and is a vocal advocate for cyclists’ rights. He is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a B.S. in Public Policy and Management. Scott lived in San Francisco for two years following graduation where he worked for a dot-com and a software company before moving back to Pittsburgh in 2001. Scott is a co-founder of Bike Pittsburgh.  He is currently Board Member Alliance for Biking and Walking and Executive Director Bike Pittsburgh.



Alex Doty, Treasurer
Philadelphia, PA
Alex Doty has been the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia since 2004. During his tenure, the Bicycle Coalition has grown from 450 to 1,500 members and grown from two to seven staff. Alex enjoys walking and biking with his children and looks forward to the time when livable streets in Pennsylvania make him feel less nervous about doing that.

 

 

Shayne Trimbell
King of Prussia, PA
Shayne, a transportation planner by profession, has been an active bicycle activist since starting the Bike Pottstown Free Bike Share Program in 2008. His focus has always been on a transportation system that accommodates bicycles and pedestrians through smarter land use decisions. As a professional, Shayne works with both public and private sector organizations to reduce congestion on Southeastern PA’s road network. In his free time, Shayne enjoys riding the back roads of Chester County and is an annual participant in the M.S. City to Shore ride.

 

Lauri Ahlskog
Lancaster, PA
Lauri is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Lancaster County Planning Commission, focusing on bicycle and pedestrian planning.  She coordinates the Lancaster County Citizens Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), a subcommittee of the Lancaster MPO.  She is a member of the Lighten Up Lancaster Coalition – a countywide organization that is working to increase the number of people at a healthy weight through changes in the workplace, school, and the built environment.  Lauri is a novice recreational cyclist.

 

Christy Staudt
Exeter, PA
Ms. Staudt, a native of Billings, Montana, has lived in Pennsylvania for the past 18 years.  After graduating from the civil engineering program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998, Ms. Staudt joined Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) where she has worked as a transportation planner, designer and municipal traffic engineering consultant for the past 14 years. 

In her role as a consultant for PennDOT and many Pennsylvania municipalities and counties, Ms. Staudt has helped communities work through the many obstacles of maintaining a functioning transportation network that supports local community growth and sustainability goals.  As a municipal traffic engineer and transportation planner, Ms. Staudt has recommended bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects for implementation and has written successful grant applications for PCTI, TE and other funding sources.  Ms. Staudt’s experience also includes extensive public involvement outreach. 

Ms. Staudt is a trained instructor for the Safe Routes to School National Course and is an advocate for increasing opportunities for active transportation mode choices (i.e. walking and biking)  in her community and on the job.

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