Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit – San José

Friday, April 8

This was a two-day summit. For San Mateo Conference Outline, click here.

To view the speakers’ presentations, click on the link next to their name for a PDF version.

1:00 – 1:30
Registration

1:30 – 2:30
Welcome Address & Opening Plenary

  • San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo
  • Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Housing & Community Development, Silicon Valley Leadership Group (PDF of presentation [64.2 MB])
  • Manuel Pineda, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation, City of San José (PDF of presentation [7.8 MB])

2:45 – 4:00
Panel Session 1

1a. Planning transportation for everybody

How do transportation planners address the need for multi-modal access on local and regional levels? What are the priorities? How is funding secured for non-automotive transportation planning? How does the Sustainable Communities Strategy effect things?

Panelists:

  • Damian Breen, Director, Strategic Incentives Division, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (PDF of presentation [1.2 MB])
  • Michelle DeRobertis, Transportation Planner, Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority
  • Dave Vautin, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Moderator: Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services, City of San José

1b. Transportation Oriented Development

With California and the Bay Area’s population continuing to grow, there has been much talk about TOD. What are the requirements for this type of urban planning? How will it be implemented? What are current examples of TOD? How will SB 375’s Sustainable Communities Strategy utilize TOD in Silicon Valley and the Bay?

Panelists:

  • Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
  • Jeremy Nelson, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates (PDF of presentation [13.3 MB])
  • Alan Talansky, Vice President of Business Development, EBL&S Development (PDF of presentation [23.4 MB])

Moderator/Panelist: Michele Beasley, Senior Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance

4:00
Break for refreshments and networking

Catering will be sponsored in part by Chipotle.

4:30 – 5:45
Panel Session 2

2a. Current hot topics in D.C., Sacramento, and the Bay Area

Panelists will discuss extra-local bicycle issues, including national, state, and the progress toward a regional bike share system in the Bay Area.

Panelists:

  • Damian Breen, Director, Strategic Incentives Division, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (PDF of presentation [.8 MB])
  • Scott Bricker, Director, America Walks (PDF of presentation [31.2 MB])
  • Dave Snyder, Relaunch Director/CEO, California Bicycle Coalition (PDF of CBC campaigns [.3 MB])

Moderator: Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Housing & Community Development, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

2b. Bicycle Friendly Workplace

Here in Silicon Valley, employers are one of the best channels for affecting ideas and behavior. How have some of our Valley employers used company policy to promote biking and walking? What benefits do the employers gain from such policies? How do the employees benefit?

Panelists:

  • Marshall Case, Vice President, Infrastructure Services, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (PDF of presentation [3.3 MB])
  • Ariadne Scott, Campus Bike Coordinator, Stanford University (PDF of presentation [3.9 MB])
  • Rick Sutton, Founder / President & CEO, Plus 3 Networks (PDF of presentation [6.4 MB])

Moderator: Ian Dewar, Advocacy and Partnership Manager, Specialized Bicycles

5:45
Snack Break

Catering will be sponsored in part by Hobees.

6:00
Closing Keynote

Scott Bricker, Director, America Walks (PDF of presentation [37.7 MB])

Scott will told us the Portland story: How that city became the bicycling capital of the United States and what roll grassroots activism played in that transformation.