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Conversations About Landscape: Roles for Emerging Mobility in Sustainable Transportation

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.

Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6

Free, RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

The Bay Area’s transportation system is running at capacity. We see the strain when squeezing our way into crowded MUNI and BART cars, waiting 30 minutes or more at the Bay Bridge toll plaza, and dodging scooters as we cross the street. To add to the challenge, the California Metropolitan Transportation Commission predicts that the Bay Area population will swell by 30%, to nearly 10 million people, by 2040.

Join transportation experts, urban planners, and equity advocates in a conversation about transportation solutions that serve a growing demand but are also sustainable, accessible, and safe. We’ll explore how emerging mobility technologies, such as ride-hailing services and scooters, can fit into the transportation ecosystem in ways that support equity and inclusion without harming the environment or contributing to congestion.  

About the Speakers:

Climate and Sustainability Senior Planner Tim Doherty of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency worked with Mayor London Breed on the San Francisco Climate Emergency Declaration. He is responsible for the city’s policy framework, which works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of the transportation system to future climate impacts.

Clarrissa Cabansagan leads TransForm’s efforts to ensure disadvantaged communities benefit from new mobility, including our region’s equity-outreach efforts on bikeshare as the system expands from 700 to 7,000 bikes.

Drew Cooper, with the San Francisco County Transportation Agency, recently released the Emerging Mobility Evaluation Report that serves as a model policy framework for cities nationwide.

Dan Woo is a policy specialist in the Climate Change and Health Equity Program at the California Department of Public Health. He works across sectors with state agencies and partners to advance transportation and climate policies that also benefit public health and advance equity.

Austin Brown is the executive director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy. The Policy Institute acts as a bridge between scientific researchers and decision-makers to deliver credible, relevant, and timely information and analysis—assisting and informing the policymaking process in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and internationally.

 


Conversations About Landscape:  Emerging Mobility and the Transportation Ecology is part of Transportation/Transformations Week. This event is made possible through the generous support of General Motors.

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