Steering Committee 2020-03-05T21:33:34-05:00

The Steering Committee meets monthly to decide priorities and to work on ongoing projects. Meeting dates should be listed in the calendar on this website.  We could always use a few extra hands, fresh energy, and new ideas. If you’d like to attend a meeting or get more involved by joining the Steering Committee, contact Brendan Keegan, Bike Newton’s President.

Brendan Keegan

Brendan Keegan, President

Brendan Keegan is a video and multimedia producer at Harvard Medical School where he works with faculty to produce multimedia that supports learning related to conducting clinical and translational research. Brendan is a frequent bike commuter from his home in Newton Centre to the Longwood Medical Area. Brendan’s goals for Newton are to make our village centers more bikeable, create more protected bike lanes that connect our villages, and work with surrounding cities and towns to better connect our bike networks and allow more people to leave their cars at home.

Nathan Phillips

Nathan Phillips, Vice President
Nathan Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University,  and Directs the Earth House Living Learning Community at BU.
Nathan commutes by bike between Auburndale and BU, rain or shine (except when roads are icy).


Molly Schaefer

Molly Schaefer, Treasurer & Membership

For many years, Molly commuted by bike to work every day, in all kinds of weather from Chestnut Hill to Wellesley.  For the past 5 years, she has been riding a tandem with her husband, taking long rides on weekend mornings for breakfast.  Molly is one of the original members of the Bike Newton steering committee and serves as its Treasurer.  She hopes that the City of Newton will actively encourage bicycling by creating the necessary infrastructure so that people of all ages and abilities can bicycle safely in Newton.