We all know how atrocious commute traffic has become. Since Palo Alto is home to over 90,000 jobs, we bear one of the worst commute burdens in the Bay Area. With few coordinated or effective transit options beyond Caltrain, a patchwork and high-stress bicycling network, the best option for most people is still a single occupancy vehicle (SOV). On average, 75% of Palo Alto commuters use an SOV, but it’s as high as 90% in less transitable areas.
While it feels like there is no relief in sight, some effective tools for taming traffic are quietly being honed by community members who have long time roots in Palo Alto and the Peninsula. Come hear them share their methodology for reducing traffic, reflect on the process and explain how other companies or institutions can apply these evidence based tactics to begin Taming Traffic.
Jamie Jarvis — Transportation Demand Manager, Stanford Research Park
With over twenty years’ experience in Transportation Demand Management, Jamie uses her expertise to develop and implement effective transportation programs for Stanford Research Park companies and commuters. Before joining Stanford, Jamie founded Commute Smart where she coordinated transportation programs for prominent Silicon Valley employers, including Apple, Adobe, eBay, Hewlett Packard, SAP and Intuit.
1001 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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