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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to Host Summit

Transportation leaders, nonprofit organizers, and bicycle enthusiasts will gather in Mountain View next Thursday, August 11 for the 6th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit. The all-day event will showcase policies, plans, and projects related to bicycle and pedestrian needs, and includes breakfast, lunch, a social hour, and an awards presentation.

The California State Transportation Agency's Kate White.

The California State Transportation Agency’s Kate White will deliver the summit’s keynote.

The program features keynote speaker Kate White, Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at the California State Transportation Agency, who will discuss state goals connected to biking, walking, and equity. She will be followed by four panel discussions:

  • The (California) State of Bicycling: Caltrans staff will talk about the California State Bike and Pedestrian Plan, as well as guidelines for project design and various other initiatives.
  • Protection, A New Class of Bike Lanes: City staff and representatives from private firms will provide a detailed look at bike lanes and intersections, including case studies from the cities of Davis and Menlo Park.
  • Toward Vision Zero, 2016 Update: The team in charge of implementing Vision Zero San José, an effort to eliminate traffic deaths and enhance street safety, will give a progress report on the initiative’s first year.
  • People Powered Placemaking: A range of experts (including Kathy Kleinbaum, who was interviewed earlier this year by the Monitor’s Cecily O’Connor for an article on bike sharing) will discuss the implementation of various bike-oriented projects.

Registration for the event may be completed online. For more information, call (408) 287-7259.

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