Bike Silicon Valley's Bike Summit, agenda here, features an entire day of talk on a wide variety of subjects.
The keynote address will feature a panel on emerging transportation options, how they are changing transportation, and how they interact with environmental and equity goals. Participants will hear from a range of advocates, planners, and public affairs reps from companies providing some of these new options (including Clarissa Cabansagan of TransForm, Caroline Samponaro of Lyft, and Jason Islas of Bird—and formerly of Streetsblog sister site Santa Monica Next).
The day will feature sessions discussing, among other topics:
The challenges of providing safe routes to schools
Defining and moving towards Vision Zero
Equity and disparity in planning for better bike, transit, and walking access
New strategies for designing streets
How to be an advocate
Bike Silicon Valley will also present awards to people and groups who have helped advance safety, equity, and better planning for bikes (2018 recipients listed here).
Finally, a closing session will bring everyone together for PechaKucha-style presentations on ways to engage people about biking beyond just building bike lanes.
It's easy to get to from around the Bay Area and beyond: It will take place in downtown San Jose, not far from Diridon Station, which is reachable by the Capitol Corridor, Caltrain, and the 17 bus from Santa Cruz, among others. A bikepool will take off from Diridon at 8:20 a.m. to guide participants to the location.
Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.