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Event: Shuttling San Francisco to the Valley (San Jose; 12/8)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    [From http://www.spur.org/sanjose/events/calendar/shuttling-san-francisco-valley] Shuttling San Francisco to the Valley Saturday, December 8, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
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      [From http://www.spur.org/sanjose/events/calendar/shuttling-san-francisco-valley%5d

      "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
      commuting needs?

      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.

      ZERO1 Garage,
      439 S. 1st Street
      San Jose, CA

      Register online: http://zero1closingevents.eventbrite.com/#
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