2014 Let's Get Moving Silicon Valley Summit

Feb 22


9:30 am

The "Let's Get Moving" Summit is a gathering to promote improved transportation networks and complete communities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. We are pleased to welcome Manuel Pastor, Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California and author of Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions,as our keynote speaker.

The Let's Get Moving Summit aims to foster deep community engagement and meaningful participation in transportation and land use planning processes. We provide trainings on what’s at stake and how to effectively get involved with plans, projects, and policies, as well as accessible and interactive workshops on best practices. The convening provides a space to connect with public officials, organizations, and community leaders from across the region and learn how to join the movement for better transportation choices and access for all. 

This year's Summit took place at the Avenidas Center in Palo Alto and featured 14 sessions, 65 speakers, and 300 attendees. Check out the photos of the Summit on our Facebook page!

Click here to view this year's session descriptions.  

Handouts and Presentations from the 2014 Summit are available below.

  • Click here for a handout on transportation and land use plans taking place in Santa Clara County in 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker Manuel Pastor - Presentation: "Transit Equity and Just Growth: A Framework for the Future"
  • First Round of Sessions
    • The Future of Silicon Valley Is Riding on Transit
    • Cities Tackle Traffic & Parking
    • Blueprint for Designing Walkable Communities: 
    • Organize! Building Power and Cultivating Leadership for a Sustainable Future
  • Second Round of Sessions
    • Transit Villages or Rampant Urban Sprawl. Choose Now!
    • Safe Routes to School: Community, Health, and Environmental Benefits
      • Presentation: Karrie Passalacqua, San Mateo - Foster City School District
      • Presentation: Daina Lujan, San Mateo County Office of Education
      • Presentation: Winston Parsons, Y Bike of the Peninsula Family YMCA
    • Understanding the Development Review Process: Presentation / Handout
    • BART’s On Its Way! Community Impact Discussion: Presentation
    • El Camino Bus Rapid Transit Tour: VTA Handout / Sierra Club Handout
  • Third Round of Sessions
    • The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods
    • Organizing from the Ground Up to Win Mobility Choices for All: Presentation
    • Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing: What Does It Take to Get it Built?: Presentation
    • Express Lanes: How HOT are they?
      • Presentation: John Ristow, VTA
      • Presentation: Joseph Kott, Kott Planning Consultants, LLC
      • Handout: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, SJSU; Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center
      • Infographic / Report: TransForm and Kott Planning Consultants, LLC
    • Engaging underserved communities in Planning through Play: Handout


The Let's Get Moving Summit would not be possible without the dozens of session organizers and presenters. Special thanks goes to our volunteers, especially Thai-Chau Le, Joanna Huitt, Sonal Agrawall, Audrey Shiramizu, Matthew Tokuno, Eric Wong, Daisuke Eguchi, Rukman Gurung, and Sharat Lin! 

Finally, TransForm is grateful to the generous contributions of this year's Summit co-sponsors:

Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County; AGEnts for Change; BART; Caltrain; California Walks; Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; Great Communities Collaborative; Health Trust; Greenbelt Alliance; Island Press; ICCE of De Anza College; San Mateo County Health Systems; Law Foundation of Silicon Valley; Mountain View Chamber of Commerce; Mineta Transportation Institute; SamTrans; SJSU Urban and Regional Planning Department; Safe Routes to School National Partnership; SPUR; SIREN; Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California; SVILC; San Mateo County Transportation Authority; Santa Clara County Public Health Department; Stanford University; Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter; TransForm; Sustainable San Mateo County; Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Urban Habitat; Working Partnerships USA; VTA; YUCA

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