Califorian nominated for election to League Board (me!)

I am reaching out hoping to encourage members of the League of American Bicyclists to cast a vote for me to be on the League Board.
I’m trying all the outlets I have access to to let people know I’m a nominee.
League members will receive a ballot next week. To join the League and thereby be eligible to cast a vote, visit www.bikeleague.org/join.
Please consider casting your vote for me.
Thanks.
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I, Jim Baross CABO President, am offering to serve on the League Board to promote my personal goal; to “help save the world by and for bicycling.” By that I mean that more and better bicycling can improve our world in several areas – reducing dependence on a fossil-fuel sourced economy, reducing negative traffic impacts – collisions and fatalities from motor vehicle crashes, congestion, and pollution; bringing back healthy active transportation and recreation; etc. As with the health of a “canary in a coal mine”, where there is little or no bicycling a community is at risk.

My qualifications include experiences as an instructor — Certified as an Effective Cycling Instructor 1986 (#185); — 2002, named as a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Coach conducting more than 45 training seminars certifying more than 400 LCI including 9 Smart Cycling courses to more than 75 Calif. Highway Patrol officers in five Calif. Cities, and certifying 11 Officers as LCI.

As an advocate, I have and continue to serve on bicycling advisory committees & advocacy organizations including – Chair, Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Working Group for the San Diego regional association of governments 1995 to 2013; –Vice Chair, California Bicycle Advisory Committee for the State Dept. of Transportation 1992 to 2017; –Current President. California Association of Bicycling Organizations; –Board member, California Bicycle Coalition 1998 to 2011; –California State Ambassador, League of American Bicyclists 2009; — Co-Chair, California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Bicycling Challenge Area.

1975, completed Bikecentennial transcontinental

1986, certified as an Effective Cycling Instructor by LAQ & League of American Bicyclists as a League Cycling Instructor (#185);

2002, named as a League Cycling Instructor Trainer/Coach more than 45 training seminars of League Cycling Instructors (LCI) including certifying 11 Calif Highway Patrol Officers as LCI & conducted 9 courses to more than 75 officers in five Calif. cities. In August 2018 I trained and certified 11 Calif Highway Patrol Officers as LCI.

2002 to present, League Cycling Instructor Coach for 40+ LCI training/certification seminars usually three per year, all but one in California. I have trained more than 400 League Cycling Instructors. I have conducted seminars in San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda, San Luis Obispo, Oakland, Sacramento, Davis, Morgan Hill, Fairfax, Oceanside, Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, and Palo Alto.

2003, completed the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program course “Design, Implementation and Operation of Bicycle Facilities”

2014, completed “Understanding Bicycle Transportation” provided by the California Department of Transportation.

2014, accepted as Cycling Savvy Instructor for the American Bicycling Education Association

1985 to present, providing bicycling instruction as a contractor for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

2011, Interim Executive Director – San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, www.sdbikecoalition.org.

1970 – 2005, Supervising Management Analyst with the City of San Diego; retired 2005

Expert Witness case experience from 2007 through 2019

Bicycling advisory committees and advocacy organizations I have served:

Former Chair – Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Working Group for the San Diego regional association of governments (SANDAG) 1995 to 2013. The Working Group was disbanded in 2013

Former Vice Chair – California Bicycle Advisory Committee for the State Dept of Transportation, a member of this committee since 1992 to 2017. The committee was disbanded in 2017.

Current President – California Association of Bicycling Organizations, www.cabobike.org.

Member since 1998. Currently President.

Former Board member – California Bicycle Coalition, www.calbike.org 1998 to 2011

Former California State Ambassador – League of American Bicyclists, www.bikeleague.org, 2009

Co-Chair – California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Challenge Area 13, Improving Bicycling Safety; since it began through the present

Current Board member and former Executive Director – San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

Former Chair – Normal Heights Community Planning Group 2006 to 2018

Conferences, seminars and similar events at which I have attended and/or presented bicycling information and training:

Speaker/Presenter, San Diego Bicycle Summit 2018, San Diego CA

Attendee to several League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summits including 2019

Attendee, ProWalkProBikeProPlace Conference, 2014 Pittsburgh, Penn.

Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Association for Coordinated Transportation, “Working Together:

Bicycles & Transit” May 2014

Speaker/Presenter, Scripps Hospital Trauma Section, “Bicycle Commuting” May 16, 2014

Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Office of Traffic Safety Summit “Lawful and Effective Bicycling” 2011

Attended Velo Mondial, Copenhagen, 2010 and Amsterdam 2000

Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Office of Traffic Safety, Summit “What to do about all these bicycles in Traffic” 2009

ProWalk-ProBike Conferences, Seattle WA, 2008

Presenter, California Strategic Highway Safety Plan Summit, Anaheim 2008

Presenter, Walk/Bike California Conferences, Oakland 2003, Ventura 2005, Davis 2007

Attendee/Speaker, League of American Bicyclists, Bike Education Conference, Wisconsin and New York City, 2002 & 2007

Attendee, League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Summit, Washington, DC 2006, 2008, and 2011

Presenter, Safety N Kids, Conference, “Children Learn Best by Good Examples From Those They Trust” 2006

Speaker, ITE Conference, “Engineering for Bicycling, From a Bicyclists Point of View” Dana Point, Calif. 2006

Speaker “Autovation” conference, San Diego 2005

Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Office of Traffic Safety’s Summit “A Vision for Roads to Traffic Safety”, 2000

Co-Chair, California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Challenge Area 13 – Improve Bicycling Safety; currently serving.

Speaker, Making the Connection International Trails and Greenways Conference

Exhibitor/Speaker, Lifesavers, National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, 2004

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About Jim Baross

I bicycled across the USA from East to West in 1976 leading groups of bicyclists for the “Bikecentennial ’76 “event and again in 2007 riding this time from West to East with my two sons. I was first certified as an Effective Cycling Instructor in 1986 by the League of American Bicyclist and have been an active League Cycling Instructor for the League since then. In 2002 I gained acceptance as a Cycling Instructor Trainer and since then have conducted 11 training seminars for certification of League Cycling Instructors held in San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Morgan Hill, Fairfax, and Palo Alto. I completed the San Diego Police Bicycle Skills Menu Course in 2003 and I have been an expert witness for bicycling crash incidents. I presently serve on several bicycling advisory committees and advocacy organizations. Chair - Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Working Group for the San Diego regional association of governments since 1995 Vice Chair - California Bicycle Advisory Committee for the State Dept of Transportation, a member since 1992 President - California Association of Bicycling Organizations Board member - California Bicycle Coalition California State Ambassador – League of American Bicyclists Co-Chair California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Challenge Area 13, Improving Bicycling Safety Conferences, seminars and similar events at which I have attended and presented bicycling safety information and training include the following: Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Office of Traffic Safety, Summit “What to do about all these bicycles in Traffic”, 2009 ProWalk-ProBike Conference, Seattle WA., 2008 Attendee/Speaker, League of American Bicyclists, Bike Education Conference, Wisconsin and New York City, 2002 & 2007 Velo Mondial, Amsterdam. 2000 Speaker/Presenter, Calif. Office of Traffic Safety’s Summit “A Vision for Roads to Traffic Safety”, 2000 Speaker Autovation conference, San Diego 2005 Chair, California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, #13 - Improve Bicycling Safety Presenter, California Strategic Highway Safety Plan Summit, 2008 Anaheim Attendee, League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Summit, Washington, DC, 2006 & 2008 Presenter, Walk/Bike California Conferences, Oakland 2003, Ventura 2005, Davis 2007 Speaker, Making the Connection International Trails and Greenways Conference Presenter, Safety N Kids, Conference, “Children Learn Best by Good Examples From Those They Trust”, 2006 Speaker, ITE Conference 2006 Dana Point, Calif., “Engineering for Bicycling, From a Bicyclists Point of View” Exhibitor/Speaker, Lifesavers, National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, 2004 References familiar with my bicycling background and experience include: Kathy Keehan, Exec Director San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Ph: 858-487-6063, Email: execdir@sdcbc.org Stephan Vance, Chair Calif. Bicycle Coalition and SANDAG Senior Planner, Ph: 619-595-5324, Email: sva@sandag.org Ken McGuire, Chief Bicycle Facilities Unit, California Dept of Transportation, Ph: 916-653-2750, Email: ken_mcguire@dot.ca.gov Preston Tyree, Director of Education, League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St., NW, #800, Washington, DC 20006, Ph: 202-822-1333 x 227, Email: Preston@bikeleague.org