Jaime Fearer

Deputy Director, California Walks


Transportation and Sustainability Columnist

Jaime is passionate about where she lives, and about where you live, too, and she is particularly interested in the critical intersection of equity, public health, and active transportation planning and advocacy.

She is currently the Deputy Director of California Walks, the statewide voice for pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities for people of all ages and abilities. She is also the founder of the Cal Walks’ local Walk San Jose program.

Prior to joining California Walks, Jaime worked with City of Greenbelt, Maryland, as a community planner. Before attending the University of Maryland–College Park for a Master of Community Planning, Jaime worked for over a decade in the bookselling and publishing industries.


Fearer: Incrementalism in traffic safety is literally killing us

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” –Traditional I’ve advocated in a number of ways for safer streets across the country for more than a decade now, both personally and professionally. None of this prepared me for April 19. On that morning nearly two weeks...

Fearer: The elephant in the room is San Jose’s sprawl

The intimate relationship between land use and transportation is critical to the success of our sustainability efforts. Segregated, spread out land uses — including a lack of affordable housing — and incomplete transit, biking and walking networks are antithetical to “being green,” no matter how many light bulbs we convert to LED or how much...