Silicon Valley reps discuss the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Study Project
In September, SVBC was proud to select three representatives to attend
the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Study Project. These
transportation and land use leaders learned a lot and would like to
share their experiences.
In the US, babies first learn to roll over, crawl, and then walk. In
the Netherlands, there's one more stage that is of utmost importance:
learning to ride a bike.
The Netherlands boasts a 27% bike mode share. How do they do it? And
can San José and the region replicate it? Come hear from our panel and
learn about the various land use and transportation strategies being
employed in four different cities, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and
The Hague. Hear about how each city is dealing with the same kinds of
transportation and land use challenges as the Bay Area and how the
Dutch continue to retain and grow their bike culture, protect open
space, grow the econom, and preserve a high quality of life.
Join the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for a panel of local experts
on transportation and land use planning.
- Sam Liccardo, San Jose Downtown Council Member
- Manuel Pineda, Acting Deputy Director of SJ Department of Transportation
- Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Housing & Community Development at
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Special thanks goes to Bikes Belong who facilitated the educational
trip to the Netherlands.
Arrive early to secure a seat!
December 6, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
200 East Santa Clara St.
City Hall, room W-120
San José, California