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.

Plenary

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.

Breakout Session 1

Vision Zero

Safe Routes to School

Not All Lanes Are Equal: Equity in Transportation Planning

Breakout Session 2

Bike Lanes 2.0: New Engineering Strategies

From the Ground Up, How to be an Advocate

Bike-Oriented Development (BOD)

Awards: See our blog for details. Also recorded by TransportiCA.info here.

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).

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!