Senior Community Planner, Silicon Valley
Chris Lepe is the Silicon Valley Senior Community Planner for TransForm. Chris engages community leaders, elected officials, transit riders, and the broader community in transportation, land use, and housing plans, projects, and policies. He is the primary organizer of the annual "Let's Get Moving, Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit" and the co-host of the Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) webinar. Chris is also the co-chair of the Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN) Steering Committee and a member of the Grand Boulevard Initiative (GBI) Community Leader Roundtable.
Chris' work with TransForm includes coordinating a survey of merchant perspectives on transit, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements along the Alum Rock BRT corridor, implementing a community-based input process for safe routes to transit in the Mayfair neighborhood in San Jose, and organizing the campaign to stop VTA's proposed fare increases in 2003. Chris also translated TransForm's Access Now! guide from English to Spanish and was the lead author of Cutting Carbon as well as Commutes, an analysis of VTA's proposed transportation funding measure.
Chris has taught courses in the Environmental Studies, Health Science, and Intercultural Studies Departments at De Anza College and San Jose State University (SJSU). He received his BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Masters in Urban Planning at San Jose State University.