Thank you to all who participated in the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! This year was our biggest yet with over 250 attendees, 8 sessions, and over 40 speakers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
A huge thanks to Mineta Transportation Institute for hosting! We would also like to express our gratitude to our Signature Level sponsors: City of Cupertino, Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, FordGoBike, Bird, Waymo, Lyft, and Google; our Supporting Sponsors: Emison Hulverson LLP (Bicycle Law), Alta Planning & Design, Dero, and Needham, Kepner & Fish LLP; and Additional Sponsors: CycleSafe, HealthTrust, Toole Design Group, and HMH Engineers. Also thank you to Clif Bar for the snacks, Gordon Biersch for the beer, and Cindy Ras Creative for the graphic design.
Did you miss one of the breakout sessions or just want to check out the slides from a favorite speaker? Click the session name for the presentations for that session. You can also see the full agenda with list of speakers and topics and biographies of all speakers.
Looking for something else? View the archive of all tweets from the Summit. Photos coming soon to Facebook.
Our plenary discussion this year focused on New Mobility and the Future of Transportation. This talk featured a diverse cast of characters from public agencies (City of Mountain View and MTC), transportation companies (Lyft and Bird), and an advocacy organization, TransForm. This session concentrated on the changing landscape of transportation options, how they complement or compete with one another, and where the future will lead. One major takeaway from this session is that, as Jason put it, the transportation landscape is like an ecosystem. So far, we’ve been living in a monoculture world (car culture) but there are so many options out there now, including bikes, e-scooters, transit, bike share, car share, and more. In order to get around and thrive, we need to foster all the different options to work together and provide seamless transportation without the need for a personal vehicle. It was great to hear the different stakeholders express their support for this idea and discuss how they are actively working toward it. If you missed it, it was livestreamed/recorded by our friends at TransportiCA.info.
- Moderator: Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
- Clarrissa Cabasagan, New Mobility Policy Director, TransForm
- Calli Cenizal, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
- Jason Islas, Public Affairs, Bird
- Dr. Ria Lo, Transportation Manager, City of Mountain View
- Kara Oberg, Active Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Breakout Session 1
- Moderator: Brian Oh, Senior Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health System
- Jason Galisatus, Vice Chair, Redwood City Complete Streets Committee
- Ralph Garcia, P.E. Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Sunnyvale
- Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network
- Moderator: Andrew Hsu, SVBC Boardmember
- Heather Arata, Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health System
- Stacy Banerjee, Safe Routes Advocacy Chair, Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization
- Theresa Vallez-Kelly, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
- Jen Wolosin, Founder and Chair, Parents for Safe Routes
- Moderator: Poncho Guevara, Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Service and SVBC Boardmember
- Lauren Ledbetter, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, VTA
- Zelica Rodriguez-Deams, Associate Director, SOMOS Mayfair
- Sergio Ruiz, Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator/Branch Chief, Caltrans District 4
- Megan Wooley-Ousdahl, Project Planner, Toole Design
Breakout Session 2
- Moderator: Rafael Burde, Director of Growth Operations, Bay Area Motivate/FordGoBike
- Peter Bennett, Transportation Specialist, City of San José
- Brooke DuBose, Regional Director, Toole Design
- Peter Trinh, Multi-Modal Engineering Supervisor, Seattle Department of Transportation
- Moderator: Chris Lepe, Senior Community Planner, TransForm
- Rosa Alvarado, Youth Representative, Valley Palms Unidos
- Zachary Hilton, Chair, Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, City of Gilroy
- Chris Johnson, Walk San José Program Manager, California Walks
- Aundraya Martinez, Probation Community Worker, Neighborhood Safety/Services Unit, Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department
- Moderator: Bena Chang, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, City of San José
- Collin Bruce, Co-Founder and CEO, Community Cycles of California
- Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Manager for Policy, Planning, and Equity, San Mateo County Health System
- Monica Nañez, Sustainable Communities Manager, First Community Housing
- Evelyn “Evvy” Stivers, Executive Director, Housing Leadership Council
Final Session Beyond the Bike Lane
This session was PechaKucha style in which presenters have about 6 minutes and 20 slides to present their program. The focus is on new and innovative ways people are looking at getting more people on bikes. Check out the video here (starting at about 12:00).
- Moderator: Margarita Parra, Cyclist advocate and Boardmember of the Sustainable and Low Carbon Transport Partnership
- Rafael Avendano, Director of Programs, Siena Youth Center
- Usha Chatwani, Community Projects Review Manager, and Yvonne Arroyo, District Trail Coordinator, Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Katie DeLauw, Vice Chair, BART Bicycle Task Force
- Rachael Faye, Public Access Program Manager, Peninsula Open Space Trust
- Jamie Jarvis, Director, Sustainable Transportation Programs, Stanford Research Park
- Ted Theocheung, CEO, The Specialized Foundation
We hope all that you heard inspired you. Do you have a new idea that you want to work on this year? Let us know in the comments. Hope to see you next year! And thanks from all of us on staff!