This Week: Does SPUR Know How CA Can Fund High-Speed Rail?

This week, SPUR holds a talk in San Jose to make the case that linking Silicon Valley and Hollywood with California High-Speed Rail can help California fund the project itself. Also, be a part of BART Bicycle Brigade in Alameda’s Fourth of July parade, and the SF Bike Party celebrates the London Olympics in classic punk rock fashion.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • TuesdaySPUR: The Immersive Cities Lab. Join Paul Waddell, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of City and Regional Planning, for a presentation on UrbanSIM, a software-based simulation system which allows planners to visualize “the effects of infrastructure and policy choices on community outcomes such as housing affordability, greenhouse gas emissions, motorized and non-motorized accessibility,” and more. 12:30 p.m.
  • WednesdayFourth of July BART Bicycle Brigade: Alameda. Deck out your bike in red, white, and blue, and join BART Director Robert Raburn’s Bicycle Brigade on a ride through Alameda in the July 4th parade. 10 a.m.
  • ThursdayHollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail. SPUR Executive Director Gabriel Metcalf and Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan make the case that by linking the economies of Hollywood and Silicon Valley with high-speed rail, California could fund the HSR project on its own. This event will be held at SPUR’s San Jose office. 12:30 p.m.
  • FridaySF Bike Party: London Calling: Punk Rock Olympics. Can’t make it to London for the Summer Olympics? Try the next best thing by participating in this themed ride around San Francisco celebrating both the Olympians and London’s classic punk style. 7:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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