Bike Summit 2018 Agenda – August 22nd

Wednesday, August 22nd

8:00 am Registration and light breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome Address, Ballroom

Shiloh Ballard, President and Executive Director, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition @ShilohBallard @bikesv

Opening Plenary: E-bikes, E-scooters, and AVs, Oh My! New Mobility and the Future of Transportation, Ballroom

The Bay Area is ground zero for many new emerging tech-related transportation options. This panel will discuss how these options are changing transportation. What are local and regional goals for transportation, the environment, and equity and how are the new options contributing (or not) to those goals? Representatives from different transportation companies as well as government and advocacy representatives will discuss how the different options fit together.

Moderator: Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute


Clarrissa Cabasagan, New Mobility Policy Director, TransForm @clarrissa_c @TransForm_Alert

Calli Cenizal, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft

Jason Islas, Public Affairs, Bird @BirdRide @jasonislas

Ria Lo, Transportation Manager, City of Mountain View @MtnViewCA ‏

Kara Oberg, Active Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission @MTCBATA @kara_oberg


10:45 am Break
11:00 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Breakout Rooms
What are the challenges to making our kids trips to school safe for biking and walking/getting more kids biking to school?


Moderator: Andrew Hsu, SVBC Boardmember


Heather Arata, Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health System #gethealthysmc

Stacy Banerjee, Safe Routes Advocacy Chair, Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization 

Theresa Vallez-Kelly, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education @SMCOETweet

Jen Wolosin, Founder and Chair, Parents for Safe Routes @4saferoutes

What is Vision Zero and how does it differ from the traditional traffic safety approach? How do our cities move from policy to action? How can we ensure that cities focus on priorities like centering equity in Vision Zero, including racial equity, and managing speed — both fundamental to success. We will hear from a national expert and local examples of cities moving through the process.


Moderator: Brian Oh, Senior Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health System @GetHealthySMC


Jason Galisatus, Vice Chair, Redwood City Complete Streets Committee

Ralph Garcia, P.E. Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Sunnyvale @CityofSunnyvale

Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network @visionzeronet


The conversation on equity and race has come to the forefront for many communities. Rightful concerns about issues such as gentrification, affordable housing, and police enforcement have surfaced in many public projects. In response, cities are recognizing and acknowledging that systemic disparities exist and that it is time to provide focus and support for their elimination. 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? Hear from agencies, consultants, and advocates on how bike plans, downtown plans, and other processes do this. What works and what doesn’t?

Moderator: Poncho Guevara, Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Service and SVBC Boardmember @PonchoJGuevara


Lauren Ledbetter, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, VTA @VTA

Zelica Rodriguez-Deams, Associate Director, SOMOS Mayfair

Sergio Ruiz, Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator/Branch Chief, Caltrans District 4  @caltransd4

Megan Wooley-Ousdahl, Project Planner, Toole Design @tooledesign

12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Breakout Rooms
We always talk about transit-oriented development, but what about bike-oriented development? The Bay Area is rapidly growing beyond its infrastructure bounds. How can linking housing with transportation and biking policies and programs help get housing approved? This session focuses on successful case studies of developments that create bike-friendly homes and communities.


Moderator: Bena Chang, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, City of San José @CityofSanJose


Collin Bruce, Co-Founder and CEO, Community Cycles of California @ccyclescali

Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Manager for Policy, Planning, and Equity, San Mateo County Health System #gethealthysmc

Monica Nañez, Sustainable Communities Manager, First Community Housing

Evelyn “Evvy” Stivers, Executive Director, Housing Leadership Council @HLC_SanMateo

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? Two city representatives will talk about the improvements that their cities are working on and we’ll hear about the latest version of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design guide.



Moderator: Rafael Burde, Director of Growth Operations, Ford GoBike/Motivate


Peter Bennett, Transportation Specialist, City of San José @SanJoseDOT

Brooke DuBose, Regional Director, Toole Design @tooledesign

Peter Trinh, Multi-Modal Engineering Supervisor, Seattle Department of Transportation @seattledot

This session will focus on challenges in personal advocacy and ways to overcome them. How does one go about making change at the local level? How can you make your personal story work for you? How can you shepherd your project through city bureaucracy?


Moderator: Chris Lepe, Senior Community Planner, TransForm @TransForm_Alert


Rosa Alvarado, Youth Representative, Valley Palms Unidos; student, Evergreen Valley College

Zachary Hilton, Chair, Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, City of Gilroy @hoseman16 #GilroyBPAC @GilroyPW

Chris Johnson, Walk San José Program Manager, California Walks @Walk_SanJose

Aundraya Martinez, Probation Community Worker, Neighborhood Safety/Services Unit, Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department

2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Awards, Ballroom

Presented by Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager @SupKenYeager

Person of the Year (TIE):

  • Chelsea Biklen, Cupertino Safe Routes to School Coordinator
  • Bill Kelly, San Mateo County Bike and Pedestrian Committee Chair

Project of the Year:

  • San Mateo County Health System’s equity analysis of Safe Routes to School

Program of the Year:

  • The work of Parents for Safe Routes in Menlo Park on bike education and Safe Routes to School advocacy.

3:05 pm Beyond the Bike Lane, Ballroom

Getting more people on bikes isn’t just about infrastructure. We need to create a culture shift via fun events and activities, education, and using bikes outside of the commute. Presentations will focus on things beyond building more bike lanes to get more people biking and engaged in their communities. This session will be PechaKucha style in which presenters will have about 6 minutes and 20 slides to present their program.

Moderator: Margarita Parra, Cyclist advocate and Board member of the Sustainable and Low Carbon Transport Partnership


Rafael Avendano, Director of Programs, Siena Youth Center

Usha Chatwani, Community Projects Review Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District @valleywater

Katie DeLauw, Vice Chair, BART Bicycle Advisory Task Force @SFBART

Rachael Faye, Public Access Program Manager, Peninsula Open Space Trust @POST_fans

Jamie Jarvis, Director, Sustainable Transportation Programs, Stanford Research Park @SRPPaloAlto

Ted Theocheung, CEO, TheSpecialized Foundation #SpecializedFoundation

Yvonne Arroyo, Associate Engineer/Trail Coordinator in Community Projects Review Unit, Santa Clara Valley Water District

4:30 pm Complimentary social hour

Mingle with colleagues and new friends and discuss everything you’ve learned today.

6:00 pm End of event