About the Board
Kristi Rennenohm Franz
Allegra Calder, chair of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, lives in Eastlake and is a senior policy analyst at BERK & Associates. At BERK, she works on a variety of strategic planning, financial, and policy analysis, projects for state and local governments, and other local and regional organizations. A lifelong cyclist and former bike tour guide who has cycled in more than 25 countries, she is passionate about making Seattle a safe and attractive place for cyclists.
Jodi Connolly is a West Seattle resident and regular bike commuter to downtown. She coordinates the "Getting there" transportation resource center for King County Residents with special needs. Her combined interest in cycling, public transportation, and mobilizing people around the community has led to a desire to serve on the Bicycle Advisory Board. She is interested in both infrastructure and education for safe behaviors and visibility of all roadway users. She and her husband enjoy mountain bike and cyclocross racing and playing on bikes with their two kids.
Matthew Crane has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years in Seattle. As a daily bicycle commuter, Matt sees bicycling as a nearly perfect transportation choice that is good not only for one’s health and budget, but also the environment, local and global. For Matt, safety is a paramount issue, as more and more city residents take up bicycling for the joys of transportation and recreation.
Gabe Grijalva has been an avid cyclists since the early 1980's, beginning when he commuted to college, the University of Arizona, on flat and dry roads. Gabe continues to make cycling part of his life with both commuting and recreational cycling here in Seattle as much as he can. He lives in Capital Hill and commutes regularly into downtown. Gabe is self-employed, Grijalva Engineering, as a transportation/traffic engineer and through his work is dedicated to promoting and providing best planning and design practices to support walking and bicycling and account for a balanced and safe design for pedestrians and bicyclists on all projects he works on.
Clint Loper lives in the Bryant neighborhood in NE Seattle, and works downtown and along King County's rivers as a water resources engineer. He and his wife and two school-age children are all everyday bikers, and Clint has commuted to downtown and many other Seattle destinations for over 20 years. He also has been working with other parents and community members to get more kids riding and walking to local schools, and to advocate for more bike and pedestrian-friendly streets. Clint believes Seattle needs a connected system of bike infrastructure so that anyone -- of any age or ability -- can bike from where they are to where they want to go, safely and efficiently. He hopes the Bicycle Advisory Board can help Seattle create a world class system of bikeways and the bike culture to go with it.
Neal Komedal is a retired laborer who worked for the City of Seattle. He has lived in North Rainier Valley for 37 years. He started commuting by bicycle in 1970. Born and raised in (then-) rural Port Madison, he has always been leery of cars, but fond of machinery.
Jean White has been bike commuter for over 10 years from the North End to downtown. Her goal is to help see that the Bicycle Master Plan is implemented and biking is made safer and more accessible for more people in Seattle. As lead for implementing a salmon recovery plan for the Lake Washington watershed, she knows something about plan implementation and how to work with local governments.