"Shuttling San Francisco to the Valley"
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between San
Francisco and Silicon Valley. Historically, workers have lived in
residential suburbs while commuting to work in San Francisco. For
Silicon Valley, however, the situation is reversed: many of the
largest technology companies are based in suburbs and relatively far
from mass transit. Thus, an alternate transportation network of
private buses threads daily through San Francisco where a majority of
their workforce lives, completing a daily cycle of picking up workers
at a series of unmarked bus stops, and then carries them via the
commuter lanes of the 101 and 280 freeways to and from their tech
What does this flow tell us about Silicon Valley, and the urban
environment it feeds? Is San Francisco becoming the new bedroom
community for today's Silicon Valley worker? What are the effects of
this alternate transportation network, and can public mass transit
remain flexible enough to fulfill changing transportation and
Join us as a panel of artists, activists and transportation
professionals discuss the future of transportation in Silicon Valley.
This panel grew out of the project The City From the Valley, a
research project by Stamen Design that visualizes the growing
phenomenon of private buses transporting workers between San Francisco
and Silicon Valley that is currently on view as part of the 2012 ZERO1
Biennial’s hub exhibition, Seeking Silicon Valley.
439 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA
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