A principal engineer for Yolo County’s Department of Planning and Public Works, Jim Campbell led an 11-year effort to connect the cities of Woodland and Davis with Class-II bike lanes. The bikeway encourages bicycling as a form of transportation and recreation, creating environmental and health benefits. Wider roads also reduce the propensity for conflict between vehicles and slow-moving farm machinery traveling through the rural area.
Jim’s tireless pursuit of funding resulted in a bikeway that yields environmental benefits, and increases safety for bicyclists, rural residents, farmers moving machinery and commuters traveling in rural Yolo County. Jim went above and beyond his assignment, becoming the project’s advocate, fundraiser, and consensus-builder among multiple jurisdictions.
His personal and professional commitment has resulted in lasting rural-urban connections for our region.