Page Title: About Us
Section: About Us
We are volunteers working to inform, educate, & mobilize Bellingham neighbors for safe, comfortable, equitable, & healthy streets – connecting us to the places we want to go – whether we walk, pedal a bike, push a stroller, or move by wheelchair.
Our Vision & Mission
Our mission is to create a safer, healthier, and more livable city by improving and expanding our active transportation system through policy, infrastructure, and awareness. Walk and Roll Bellingham envisions a future where everyone in Bellingham can comfortably walk, pedal, and roll anywhere they want to go.
Among other things, we focus on Bellingham’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plans, which can help ensure safe, well-connected, networks that provide access for all ages & abilities – with infrastructure that is inviting to use.
Laura Weiss bio
Laura WeissLaura grew up biking around the suburbs of New Jersey, and then just kept going. She has ridden across the U.S., done a number of overseas bike tours, and almost always chooses to ride for the short trips needed in every day life. In 2010 she started a bicycle-based business in Portland. Now she's happy to call Bellingham home and is excited to help make this place even better for all modes of transportation.
Rhys Faler bio
Robin Thomas bio
Robin ThomasRobin returned to Bellingham after a 30 year hiatus, after stints working as a Restoration Ecologist, educator and trail builder around the Puget Sound and serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She is glad to be home again and riding her bike around town and in the hills. She is working to strengthen community connections in her Sehome neighborhood, and loves to be engaged in making her place a better place to live and thrive.
Sonja Max bio
Sonja has lived in Bellingham for over 10 years, and in the greater Pacific Northwest since 1992. Bicycles have always been a significant part of her life, whether commuting to downtown Seattle or riding the remote gravel roads of Skagit County. Sonja wants to see active transportation become accessible and welcoming to everyone and believes it is the key to a vibrant, clean, healthy community. Sonja also serves on the Whatcom County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Whatcom County Parks Commission.
Nancy Blume bio
Nancy BlumeNancy fell in love with the area on a bicycling trip to the San Juan Islands in 2003 and moved to Whatcom County in 2006 in pursuit of a more outdoor-focused lifestyle. During the pandemic, she and her husband moved into Bellingham in the pursuit of downsizing and walking or biking whenever possible. A lifelong bicycling and hiking enthusiast, she finds the opportunities for both activities endless and strives to preserve those for all by putting her expertise in nonprofit management to good use.
Jim Fonte bio
Jim was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. He discovered the freedom of riding my bike as a child and continues to enjoy the freedom that biking allows into his adult life. Jim commuted to college on the south side of Chicago on his bike which was a 48 mile round trip through the streets of the south side of Chicago. After graduation his future wife and he rode from San Fransico to Seattle, covering 1200 miles in 18 days. They were splitting the year in Michigan and Florida before to moving to Bellingham four years ago. Upon moving here Jim purchased a cargo style ebike and sold his car embracing, the ebike lifestyle. He uses his bike for almost everything including hauling a kayak and Mountain bike to Galbraith. I look forward to helping shape and improve the bike friendliness of Bellingham.
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