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Welcomes & Farewells: Advocacy Director Dave Campbell Leaving in November

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: September 13, 2022

It is very bittersweet for us to announce that our longtime friend, colleague, and barbecue pit master Dave Campbell will be stepping down in November 2022. Robert Prinz is taking his place as Bike East Bay’s new Advocacy Director.

After many decades of stalwart bike advocacy throughout the East Bay with the Bike-Friendly Berkeley Coalition, then as a board member and volunteer with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and finally as staff with Bike East Bay, Dave Campbell with be moving on to his next adventure this fall. Taking his place as Advocacy Director is Robert Prinz who has been managing Bike East Bay’s Education Program since 2012, and who will join Community Organizer Stephen Marea on the advocacy team. Staff members Dani Solis and Dan Hernandez are the new co-managers of the Education Program.

Dave’s contributions to bicycling and safe streets advocacy in the East Bay over the years are incalculable, but here are just a few:

  • Successful campaigns to win bike access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and on the Bay Bridge East Span path (you’re next, West Span!), and for the Berkeley bike/walk bridges at University Ave and Gilman Street
  • Successful campaigns for local bike/walk/transit infrastructure and programs funding including Measure B/BB (Alameda County), Measure J (Contra Costa County), Measure RR (BART), and Measure KK (Oakland)
  • Successful campaigns to win bicycle access on East Bay transit systems, including full access on BART as well as secure bike parking facilities in and around East Bay stations
  • Development and oversight of local funding programs such as Safe Routes to Transit
  • Pop-up bikeway pilot projects throughout the East Bay, many of which have since been built as permanent projects including Telegraph Ave in Oakland, as well as Hearst Ave and Milvia Street in Berkeley
  • Successful campaigns to develop trails and protected bikeway projects throughout the East Bay, and protected intersections now on the ground in Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, and Pleasanton (more on the way!)

Share Your Thanks

We encourage everyone to help us thank Dave and celebrate his accomplishments with Bike East Bay by joining us at our annual Biketopia party and fundraiser in Downtown Oakland on October 8:

Share your favorite photos and Dave stories online via the link below, for us to include in a multimedia display at the event:

Here’s one of our own favorites from the past, a StreetFilms video featuring Dave during his time with the Bike-Friendly Berkeley Coalition providing a tour of the original Berkeley BikeStation back when it was located underground, inside the BART station.

Meet the Team

Meet the rest of our amazing Bike East Bay staff team at Biketopia or any of our upcoming free rides & classes:

We are also looking for a fantastic Co-Director of Mobility Justice to help lead our team and support Bike East Bay’s strategic priorities to build a more sustainable and equitable transportation system. Applications are being accepted now!

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