In September, SVBC was proud to select three representatives to attend the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Study Project. These transportation and land use leaders learned a lot and would like to share their experiences.
In the US, babies first learn to roll over, crawl, and then walk. In the Netherlands, there's one more stage that is of utmost importance: learning to ride a bike.
The Netherlands boasts a 27% bike mode share. How do they do it? And can San José and the region replicate it? Come hear from our panel and learn about the various land use and transportation strategies being employed in four different cities, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Hear about how each city is dealing with the same kinds of transportation and land use challenges as the Bay Area and how the Dutch continue to retain and grow their bike culture, protect open space, grow the econom, and preserve a high quality of life.
Join the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for a panel of local experts on transportation and land use planning.
Sam Liccardo, San Jose Downtown Council Member
Manuel Pineda, Acting Deputy Director of SJ Department of Transportation
Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Housing & Community Development at
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Special thanks goes to Bikes Belong who facilitated the educational trip to the Netherlands.
Arrive early to secure a seat!