Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to invite you to the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, hosted by Microsoft, this year on August 8. See below for the agenda and session topics. We look forward to seeing you!

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9:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am Welcome Address Galileo Auditorium

  • Terry Smith, Transportation Manager, Microsoft @MicrosoftSV
  • Shiloh Ballard, President and Executive Director, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition @ShilohBallard @bikesv

9:45 am Keynote: Tamika Butler,Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Former Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition @TamikaButler Galileo Auditorium

10:20 am Plenary: Vision Zero, Equity, and Law Enforcement, Galileo Auditorium

This session will focus on the enforcement aspect of Vision Zero implementation locally and in other cities in California. Speakers will include representatives from law enforcement, advocacy, jurisdictions, and elected leaders.

  • Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Former Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition @TamikaButler
  • Bena Chang, Associate Transportation Specialist, City of San José @cityofsanjose
  • Eddie Garcia, Chief of Police, San José Police Department @sjpdchief
  • Leon Beauchman, External Affairs Consultant, AT&T @att

11:35 am Breakout Sessions

1. It Takes a Village: Safe Routes to School Planning & Implementation, Galileo Auditorium: Local representatives will discuss strategic funding of Safe Routes to Schools programs to ensure equity and how to use a variety of mechanisms to implement needed bicycle facilities that enable green student commutes.

  • Moderator: Daina Lujan, Principal, Meadows Elementary, Millbrae School District; Vice President, South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees; and SVBC Boardmember
  • Heather Arata, Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health System @gethealthysmc
  • Karen Briones, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Los Gatos Union School District
  • Matthew Reeves, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Redwood City 2020 @rwc2020
  • Sylvia Star-Lack, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, City of Palo Alto @cityofpaloalto

2. You Can Bike There: Accessing Transit by Bike, Saturn Room: Speakers from BART and Caltrain will discuss bike access to and from stations, parking at stations, and on-board access. These are particularly relevant as BART expands to Silicon Valley and San José, and Caltrain is getting ready to electrify and expand capacity system-wide.

  • Moderator: Corinne Winter, Principal, Winter Consulting Group
  • Melissa Jones, Senior Planner, Caltrain @Caltrain
  • Lori Low, Government & Community Affairs Specialist, Caltrain @Caltrain
  • Meghan Weir, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard @NelsonNygaard
  • Shannon Hake, Customer Access Consultant, BART @SFBART

3. Gimme Shelter: Protected Bikeways in Silicon Valley, Mercury & Jupiter Rooms: Learn about San José and Cupertino’s plans for completing strong protected bikeway systems. What was the process that led the cities to take on these ambitious projects? How is the protected bikeway design able to encourage people to bike but also deal with parking, auto traffic and stakeholders?

  • Moderator: Matthew Roe, Director of Designing Cities Initiative, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) @NACTO
  • John Brazil, Bike & Pedestrian Manager, City of San José @cityofsanjose
  • Sean Co, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group, @seanaco @tooledesign
  • David Stillman, Transportation Manager, City of Cupertino @CityofCupertino
  • Jessica Zenk, Division Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San José @JessicaZenk @cityofsanjose

12:45 pm Lunch: Please go downstairs and out the front door towards the parking lot to the buffet on your left.

1:45 pm Breakout Sessions
1. Stressed Out: Planning Better Bike Networks from the User’s Point of View, Mercury & Jupiter Rooms: Panelists will discuss creating better bike plans and tools for developing low-stress bike networks. Alta will discuss integrating outreach and analytics to create better bike plans using recent examples that showcase elements of robust public engagement, rigorous analytics, and strong graphic visualization. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will discuss its new tool that quantifies bicycle network connectivity based on the use of low traffic stress networks and access to key destinations, focusing on recent case studies.

  • Moderator: Jaime Fearer, Deputy Director, California Walks @bogrosemary @CaliforniaWalks
  • Barry Bergman, Manager of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy @railstotrails
  • Jeff Knowles, Associate Planner, Alta Planning & Design @altaplanning

2. Discussing Main Street: Should El Camino Real be the Peninsula’s Main Bike Route?, Galileo Auditorium: A debate regarding the best north south bike routes on the Peninsula and whether cities should prioritize El Camino Real for biking or plan for parallel routes.

  • Moderator: Ken Chin, SVBC Boardmember
  • Kirsten Keith, Mayor of Menlo Park, @KirstenKeithEsq @CityofMenloPark
  • Jessica Manzi, Senior Transportation Manager, City of Redwood City @jgreig8 @RedwoodCity
  • Sergio Ruiz, Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator, Caltrans District 4 @sirgious @CaltransD4
  • Matthew VanOosten, Senior Planner & Project Manager, Grand Boulevard Initiative; Alta Planning + Design (Consultant for Samtrans)

3. Connecting the Boulevards: Palo Alto’s Bike Boulevard Network, Saturn Room: The City of Palo Alto has made a significant investment toward the design and implementation of a complete low-stress Bicycle Boulevard network. A panel of city staff, project design engineers, and local advocates will provide an update on the progress and benefits of a bike boulevard network.

  • Moderator: Elaine Uang, Board Member, Palo Alto Forward @paloaltoforward
  • Chris Corrao, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Palo Alto @cityofpaloalto
  • Penny Ellson, Former Chair, Palo Alto Council of PTA’s Traffic Safety Committee
  • Hugh Louch, Principal, Alta Planning + Design @altaHughL @altaplanning

3:15 pm Awards  Galileo Auditorium

3:35 pm We Built it, Now What? How to Get More Butts on Bikes, Galileo Auditorium: This session will be PechaKucha style in which presenters will have about 6 minutes and 20 slides to present their program. The focus is on encouragement programs that get more people biking.

  • Moderator: Miles Cooper, Emison Hullverson, LLC @milesbcooper
  • Ed Solis, Recreation Superintendent, City of San José @VivaCalleSJ
  • Steve Dakin, San José Bike Clinic @SJBikeClinic
  • Jihan Bayyari, Owner, Cyclismo Café @cyclismocaferwc
  • Chad Cataylo, Volunteer, SVBC Route Scouts
  • Betsy Megas, Volunteer, SVBC Route Scouts
  • Roy Leonard, Chairman, San José Bike Party @SJBikeParty

4:45 pm Complimentary social hour: Mingle with colleagues and new friends and discuss everything you’ve learned today.

6:00 pm End of event

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