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This Week: Ask the SFBC Director, Silicon Valley Bike Summit, AC Transit Board


Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • Monday Tonight! Ask Brian: Member Q&A with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director. Join the SFBC for a Q&A with new Executive Director, Brian Wiedenmeier. Longtime member and former SF Bicycle Coalition staffer, Kristin Smith, will moderate. Mix and mingle with other members and meet Brian in person. Monday, August 8, 6-8 p.m. The Q&A will begin at 7 p.m. Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St, S.F. The SF Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary Valet Bicycle Parking. This is a no host bar and food will be available for purchase from Bicycle Banh Mi.
    • Tuesday Pleasanton Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Public Workshop. The City of Pleasanton is updating its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. This update will focus on improving biking and walking citywide for people of all ages and abilities. This is workshop number two (of three) at which city staff will share information and the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the plan. Tuesday, August 9, 6-8 p.m., Pleasanton Library Conference Room, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.
    • Wednesday AC Transit Board Meeting. On an average weekday, about 100,000 people ride buses on AC Transit’s 11 major corridors, which carry over half of the agency’s total ridership. However, these buses often get stuck in traffic and schedules become unreliable. That's why AC Transit is conducting the Major Corridors Study--to identify investments that will help buses run faster and more reliably. AC Transit's board wants to hear what you have to say about their Draft Final Report, which will be presented at the AC Transit Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 5 p.m., at City of Fremont City Hall, Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building A, Fremont.
    • Thursday Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2016. The 6th Annual Bike Silicon Valley Summit is the region’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. Featured speakers include Kate White, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency. Thursday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., plus an after event social. $35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch, plus post-event social hour. Scholarships are available if the cost of admission is prohibitive. Go to their web page for more information.
    • Thursday How San Francisco Tech Companies Deal With Transportation. So called "Tech Shuttles," long-distance buses that head south from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, have caught the media’s attention. But even tech companies based in San Francisco are working on transportation problems for employees. Come learn about the solutions that these employers are developing. Thursday, August 11, 12:30 p.m. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Admission is free.
    • Thursday Drinks & Discourse with Jeff Tumlin. The Bay Area continues to evolve thanks to advances in technology and innovative thinking and development. Come grab a beer and hear from the key people who are shaping the region’s future. In this installment of SPUR’s newest Young Urbanist series, they talk with Jeff Tumlin, NelsonNygaard’s principal and director of strategy to hear his thoughts on the cities of tomorrow, his current role and career path. Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Admission is free.

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