Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2018

Please join us at the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit – our area’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers – from government, the private sector, non-profits, and the general public.

The Bike Summit will have sessions on:

New Mobility – How are all the new emerging tech-related transportation options changing transportation? What are local and regional goals for transportation, as well as innovative ways to ensure new mobility options work toward achieving them?
Vision Zero – What is Vision Zero? How does it differ from the traditional traffic safety approach? Hear from a national expert and two local cities from government and advocacy perspective on how to meet the needs of vulnerable roadway users.
Safe Routes to Schools – What are the challenges to making our kids trips to school safe for biking and walking/getting more kids biking to school?
Equity in Transportation Planning – This session will focus on initiatives from both the public and private sector, highlighting processes and practices in place to address systemic inequities. How are consultants and cities working to incorporate equity and inclusivity into their planning processes for bike, transportation, and other projects?
Engineering – Innovative and visionary cities are no longer expecting that a 4’ bike lane will bring more people to the bike lanes. What are the new and existing tools and processes to upgrade city streets to be safer and more comfortable for people biking?
Grassroots Advocacy – How does one go about making change at the local level? How can personal stories, along with the power of identity, be used to help shape narratives that not only spur economic, political, and cultural change, but also re-imagine safety and access for the built environment?
Housing/Development and Transportation – These topics are inextricably linked, especially in the Bay Area, which continues to grow rapidly beyond existing bounds of the built environment. What are the challenges facing developers, City transportation officials/agencies, the community and businesses, and how can linking transportation policies and programs with housing development be improved to help the Bay Area thrive for all?

And, don’t miss the complimentary Happy Hour following the sessions! Mingle with colleagues and network with new friends to discuss everything you’ve learned.

Register here: Silicon Valley Bike Summit Registration

Awards

We have received nominations for awards for the following categories:
Person of the Year – city, county, or other agency staff or volunteer whose efforts go above and beyond to ensure safe and comfortable bicycling
Project of the Year – bike lane (buffered, green, or protected), bike bridge, bike boulevard, bike box, bike parking, etc.
Program of the Year – education and encouragement programs or bike plans that shift the needle to get more people on bikes.

Vote today! Voting ends on Monday, July 16th. 

Event Details:
Location: San Jose State University
Student Union
211 S 9th St
San Jose, CA 95112
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Social Hour: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Register for the Summit here!

$35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch, plus post event social hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact emma@bikesiliconvalley.org to apply.

Become A Sponsor:

If your company would like to be a part of this community event and receive some great exposure to Silicon Valley professionals, take a look at our Sponsorship and Benefits page.

Interested in volunteering?

Help us have a great Summit! We have a variety of shifts available: Volunteer Registration
Volunteers receive free entry to the Summit before or after shift. Thank you!

Transportation to the Summit:

Take an active mode – walk, bike, bus, take transit or carpool — to the Bike Summit! San Jose State University map

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