GreenTRIP Events

Upcoming Events

Save the date for the following upcoming events to learn more about GreenTRIP Connect.
We welcome your feedback on the design concepts of the GreenTRIP Residential Parking Database! We are hosting two focus groups, one in Oakland and the other in San Jose. Please contact Jean Long at (510) 740-3150 x340 or if you would like to attend.

Focus Group East Bay
Date: Tuesday, April 29 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: TransForm Offices, 436 14th Street, Suite 600, Oakland (near 12th Street BART Station) 


Focus Group South Bay
Date: Wednesday, May 7 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Lecture Room 255, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose 


Past Events

Please find links to websites and power point presentations or recordings where available here.

Ed Roberts Campus @ Ashby BART, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA

Join us for an incredible night of learning and conversation with renowned urban planner Donald Shoup, UCLA professor and the leading expert on parking policy.

For too long, outdated parking codes, traffic policies, and misconceptions have built overly-paved places where you have to get in a car to pick up even a gallon of milk or loaf of bread.  In fact, taking on parking policy is one of the most important ways we can make our communities more walkable.

That’s why you’ve got to hear Donald Shoup’s fascinating and eye-opening talk about how we can rethink parking and revolutionize our cities in terms of the environment, economy, and social justice. 

Moderator Ann Cheng, TransForm’s GreenTRIP Program Director, will lead a question and answer session just following Professor Shoup’s presentation.  To submit your questions for Professor Shoup in advance, go here.

October 17, 2013: Planning Horizons Webcast and Panel, Sacramento  10:00 am-11:30 am

Transit Strategies Supporting Affordable TOD Co-Sponsored by Caltrans and the State Department of Housing and Community Development HCD. 

This forum will highlight techniques to support the transit ridership objectives of transit oriented development (TOD) in affordable and mixed-income developments.  Examples and tips from experience with transit passes, marketing, and a certification program will be discussed by:

Moderator: Linda Wheaton, AICP, Ass’t. Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, State of CA Department of Housing & Community Development


  • Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director, TransForm.
  • Cleo Goodwin, Sr. Marketing Representative, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)- EasyPass Program
  • Dan Falcon, Sr. Vice President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar

Food and Agriculture Building- Auditorium, 1220 N St., Sacramento, CA 95814

No registration required - just click here to connect from your computer when the webinar starts.  No need for a separate telephone line, audio will be streamed via the webcast and questions for presenters may be submitted via email to test your media player at least 30 minutes before watching.  If you can't view past video recordings, download a free media player that can play the .asf files provided by Caltrans.

If you can't make the live webinar a recording with powerpoint presentations will be posted here when available.


October 20-23, 2013: Rail~Volution, Seattle

Ann Cheng will be speaking on a Parking Policy Discussion Roundtable moderated by Robin Blair, LA Metro Planning Director. More information on the event and the conference is here.

Ann's panel: Enough is Enough: A Balanced Approach to Parking

Wednesday, 23-Oct-13                       10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Parking: It's the elephant in the room. We don't want to discuss it, but it's a key consideration in developing station areas. But is parking really a necessity? Or merely a transitional use, while walking and biking evolve? Why don¹t we build more -- or less? Can the urban parking concept succeed in a suburban area? How much parking is really necessary? What's the best way to reduce single occupancy vehicle use? There is an inherent conflict between developing destinations and developing parking as an access point for transit use. This clash is bound to make a lively, fast-paced roundtable discussion. Bring your point of view and be ready to back it up.

Transit Passes as Tools: A Nuts and Bolts Discussion

Tuesday, 22-Oct-13                       12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Communities and transit agencies use transit passes as a tool to support development and alternative transit. How can you use pricing structures to meet livability goals in different neighborhoods? What about employer use? Bulk transit passes? Long-term residential transit passes through zoning? How should passes be financed? TransForm's Ann Cheng and Jennifer West will be hosting a lunch time Idea Exchange for Informal Networking discussion.

For the first time TransForm will host a GreenTRIP information booth.  Be the first to get the latest about GreenTRIP learn about the latest GreenTRIP Connect Initiative and our new GreenTRIP Certified developments, now over 15 projects to date.  We will also have a table with buttons and stickers! 
Register for Rail~Volution here.

October 30, 2013: A Just Bay Area: Regional Equitable Development Conference

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Affordable housing, living wage jobs, access to transportation, and displacement are critical issues for our communities. How can we organize and collaborate across the Bay Area to address these issues collectively and achieve more equity?

Sponsored by the Equity Collaborative of the Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan Project, the conference will bring together community-based organizations (CBOs) and public agencies to discuss equitable development in the Bay Area within the context of the region’s plans for growth. The event is free, but registration is required. More info and registration is here.


November 14, 2013: TransForm 2018: Innovation and Opportunity for All

Morrison Foerster offices, 425 Market St., 33rd floor, San Francisco, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

This evening will inspire, as Stuart Cohen and TransForm’s Board of Directors share our future vision and preview our 2014 – 2018 Strategic Plan! You will learn more about our goals for communities throughout the Bay Area and California, how you can get involved and invest in our work, participate in our silent auction and mingle with other TransForm supporters.

More info and registration here.


October 9 & 10, 2013: Rick Willson, author of Parking Reform Made Easy, speaking at SPUR

Many cities possess an oversupply of parking that wastes valuable land, damages the environment and deters development. Join this discussion with the author of Parking Reform Made Easy, an acclaimed new book that illustrates how American parking requirements should be overhauled to better support cities’ larger planning goals. Co-presented by Island Press.

  • On Wednesday, 10/9, at SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission St., a Lunchtime Forum (12:30 pm). More info and registration is here

  • On Thursday, 10/10, at SPUR San Jose, 76 South First St., a Lunchtime Forum (12:30 pm). More info and registration is here


October 16, 2013: Bay Area Health in Transportation Collaborative (BAHT) FREE webinar

Featuring GreenTRIP Certification and health impacts of GreenTRIP ready parking and TDM policies! 10:00 am-11:00 am.

August 1, 2013: Right Size Parking Brown Bag Presentation

Daniel Rowe from King County Metro Transit joins us from Seattle to explain the Right Size Parking project and online calculator, which their region is using to help cities and developers. See the slides from this presentation here.


August 2013:AB 32 Scoping Workshop Table, San Francisco

We were invited to showcase GreenTRIP as an innovative regional strategy for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to consider as it drafts an updated Scoping Plan for AB 32.  This plan is updated every 5 years and the first version was completed before SB 375 was adopted so it is very important this next update builds upon land use transportation strategies.


July 24, 2013: Transportation Research Roundtable Hosted by California Air Resources Board (CARB) 

Power Point Presentation by Ann Cheng on GreenTRIP Connect to various state agencies coordinating and providing input on statewide transportation related research underway and planned to maximize efficiency of research dollars across multiple agencies including the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), CARB, Caltrans, California Energy Commission CEC and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). 


April 23, 2013: Transportation Choices Summit , Sacramento, CA

Breakout Session Affordable Housing and the Climate Connection: Megan Kirkeby, Sustainable Housing Policy Associate, California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) (presentation is available here); Jennifer West, Program Associate, GreenTRIP, TransForm (presentation is here)


April 18, 2013 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Housing California Conference Session

TransForm’s own Ann Cheng will present on the success of GreenTRIP in a discussion led by Linda Wheaton, of the CA Housing and Community Development with presentations from LA Metro, First Community Housing and more.  Truly affordable housing doesn’t involve paying hundreds of dollars a month at the gas pump – yet working families can spend more than a third of their income on transportation.  This session on Thursday, April 18 from 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. will offer a discussion on promising strategies to create great affordable homes with less parking and free transit passes.

Click to see the presentations: Jeff Oberdorfer, First Community HousingCleo Goodwin, EasyPass, AC TransitAnn Cheng, TransForm


January 30, 2013: NPH BrownBag - Unlocking Transportation Benefits of Affordable Housing

The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California invites you to a lively session on the link between affordable housing and transportation.  The workshop will focus on work that TransForm has proposed to collect data on affordable projects, create a new dynamic tool that would allow cities and developers to instantly access this information, to educate the community and expand GreenTRIP certifications.
Presenters: Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director, TransForm;  Lisa Motoyama, Director of Development, Resources for Community Development; Megan Kirkeby, Sustainable Housing Policy Associate, California Housing Partnership

December 12, 2012: Policy Briefing - New Paths to Housing and Transportation Affordability in Transit Served Communities

The Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invites you to attend an afternoon policy briefing on housing and transportation affordability. During this briefing, panelists will explore the opportunities and challenges in planning and financing affordable transit-oriented housing developments that incorporate non-traditional parking configurations and alternative transportation subsidies for residents. To see an archived version go to the GreenTRIP Video page 

Panelists include: Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm;  Lindy Hahn, Vice President, Morgan Stanley;  Lisa Motoyama, Director of Housing Development, Resources for Community Development


October 2012: Rail~Volution Los Angeles

Ann's GreenTRIP presentation at Poolside Pecha Kecha.


January 11, 2012: Switzer Foundation Webinar "Great Access: Deep Affordability"  

Learn about GreenTRIP’s success and TransForm’s plans to bring it to scale to improve development in California and eventually the country. Join Switzer Fellow Stuart Cohen, Executive Director of TransForm, and Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director for this informative and inspiring webinar.  To see an archived version of the webinar go to the GreenTRIP Video page 


October 18, 2011: GreenTRIP Workshop at Rail~Volution Conference in Washington, DC

Program Director Ann Cheng spoke to the highlights and lessons learned from the first five projects in the Bay Area.

September 28, 2011: LISC Webcast Event - Introducing GreenTRIP: Building Certification for Truly Transit-Oriented, Green Development

LISC Green Development Center, in partnership with TransForm, hosted a free, public webcast exploring the certification system. Speakers featured two new GreenTRIP certified projects (South Hayward Affordable Family and Senior Housing in Hayward and The Ohlone in San Jose) and explained both how and why GreenTRIP was developed as a transportation tool to promote greater housing affordability in transit rich neighborhoods. Access the presentation slides and view a recording of the webcast here.

September 14, 2011: GreenTRIP Session at California American Planning Association (APA) Annual Conference

In the session "Moving Forward: A Tool for Estimating VMT Reduction," speakers presented the new VMT reduction measurement tool that documents and quantifies the expected effects of selecting and combining transportation impact mitigation strategies. The tool was developed for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. This session also featured TransForm's innovative GreenTRIP Certification. 

April 27, 2011: GreenTRIP at Housing California

Program Director, Ann Cheng, presented on GreenTRIP at an afternoon workshop (Workshop Session II) at the annual Housing California Conference in Sacramento.

March 24-25, 2011: GreenTRIP at MTC Parking Fundamentals Workshops

MTC hosted two parking trainings: one in the North Bay (San Rafael - 3/24) and the other in the South Bay (San Jose - 3/25). The workshops covered diverse parking issues with breakouts for case study-based problem solving.

February 9, 2011: GreenTRIP at San Francisco Revit User Group

Stuart Cohen, TransForm Executive Director, will be discussing the organization's innovative programs including GreenTRIP. Architects and urban designers working and living in the Bay Area are encouraged to attend.

November 18, 2010: GreenTRIP at NPH Brownbag Presentation

Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director presented on GreenTRIP as part of a panel with Peter Waller, Pyotak Architects and Jessica ter Schure, Nelson/Nygaard on: "Parking and Affordable Housing: Housing for People or Cars?" at a Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California brownbag presentation.

October 14, 2010: GreenTRIP at a joint APA and ITE Meeting

Ann presented on GreenTRIP as part of a panel with Andrea Osgood, Eden Housing on "Sustainable Communities Strategies for Land Use and Transportation."

September 22, 2010: GreenTRIP at SPUR  

The audience learned about GreenTRIP and heard from developers whose projects have earned GreenTRIP certifications including Michael Van Every,Green Republic; Mark Rhoades, City Centric; Andrea Ogood, Eden Housing at a lunchtime forum on September 22 at the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research. Association.  Details here. Download the PowerPoint here.

April 22, 2010: GreenTRIP invited to ABAG's launch of OneBayArea: Local Government Summit

The Association of Bay Area Governments hosted their annual General Assembly on April 22nd, and showcased GreenTRIP as one of the innovations that local governments could use to combat climate change and meet SB 375 requirements while reducing costs and development impacts. ABAG is the council of governments and designated regional planning agency representing the Bay Area’s nine counties and 101 cities and towns. View the GreenTRIP display board here. Additional details here.