Taming Traffic

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.   

Panelists:

Evan GoldinDirector of Product & Design at Chariot
A Palo Alto native, Evan was the first product manager at ride-sharing app Lyft, helped create the app and scale it to hundreds of cities nationwide. He also started the Lyft for Work team, which created easy ways to employers to reduce SOV usage by giving them Lyft credits for commuting or business travel — tools now used by hundreds of Peninsula companies. In addition, he led an innovative effort to transform Lyft's own commute habits by charging its own employees to park and redirecting the funds to alternative transportation. He now leads the Product and Design teams at Chariot, a SF-based, on-demand shuttle system.

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.

Co-Sponsored by Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Palo Alto League of Women Voters, and Imagine Menlo.

WHEN
March 23, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Private Residence
1001 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
Google map and directions
65 RSVPS
William Courington Curtis Rogers Francis Viggiano Chao Lam Michael Jurka Bonnie Packer Bret Andersen Christopher Lepe Diane Morin Anthony Lazarus Hilary Glann Patrick Ye Yoriko Kishimoto Pamela Baird Jyllian Halliburton Carl King rob levitsky Vered Hermannoff Kranz Anne Palmer Michael Havern Dave Madwed Diane Bailey Minh Nguyen Stu Berman andrew barnes Camelia Sutorius David Coale Shali Sirkay Jan Rubens steve kadivar Shelly Gordon Judy Kleinberg Gianni Maxemin Evan Goldin A.C. Johnston Elaine Uang Jamie Jarvis Gary Hedden Dwipal Desai Shannon McEntee Stuart Bernstein

Who's RSVPing

William Courington
Curtis Rogers
Francis Viggiano
Chao Lam
Michael Jurka
Bonnie Packer
Bret Andersen
Christopher Lepe
Diane Morin
Anthony Lazarus
Hilary Glann
Patrick Ye
Yoriko Kishimoto
Pamela Baird
Jyllian Halliburton
Carl King
rob levitsky
Vered Hermannoff Kranz
Anne Palmer
Michael Havern
Dave Madwed
Diane Bailey
Minh Nguyen
Stu Berman
andrew barnes
Camelia Sutorius
David Coale
Shali Sirkay
Jan Rubens
steve kadivar

Will you come?

Showing 41 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • William Courington
    rsvped 2017-03-23 17:12:09 -0700
  • Curtis Rogers
    rsvped 2017-03-23 17:09:53 -0700
  • Francis Viggiano
    rsvped 2017-03-22 23:32:45 -0700
  • Chao Lam
    rsvped 2017-03-22 21:59:36 -0700
  • Michael Jurka
    rsvped 2017-03-22 21:26:13 -0700
  • Bonnie Packer
    rsvped 2017-03-22 21:20:12 -0700
  • Bret Andersen
    rsvped 2017-03-22 18:19:29 -0700
  • Christopher Lepe
    rsvped 2017-03-22 09:16:55 -0700
  • Diane Morin
    rsvped +1 2017-03-21 15:35:14 -0700
  • Anthony Lazarus
    rsvped 2017-03-21 11:19:02 -0700
  • Hilary Glann
    rsvped 2017-03-20 22:45:09 -0700
  • Patrick Ye
    rsvped 2017-03-20 19:23:36 -0700
  • Yoriko Kishimoto
    rsvped 2017-03-20 17:35:55 -0700
  • Pamela Baird
    rsvped 2017-03-20 15:02:06 -0700
  • Jyllian Halliburton
    rsvped +1 2017-03-20 11:04:47 -0700
  • Carl King
    rsvped 2017-03-20 11:03:37 -0700
  • rob levitsky
    rsvped 2017-03-20 10:43:00 -0700
  • Vered Hermannoff Kranz
    rsvped +1 2017-03-20 08:40:58 -0700
  • Anne Palmer
    rsvped 2017-03-19 21:23:23 -0700
  • Michael Havern
    rsvped 2017-03-19 15:14:05 -0700
  • Dave Madwed
    rsvped +1 2017-03-19 11:42:10 -0700
  • Diane Bailey
    rsvped 2017-03-18 23:27:14 -0700
  • Minh Nguyen
    rsvped 2017-03-18 20:41:52 -0700
  • Stu Berman
    rsvped 2017-03-18 10:22:04 -0700
  • andrew barnes
    rsvped 2017-03-17 17:03:09 -0700
  • Camelia Sutorius
    rsvped +1 2017-03-17 13:00:22 -0700
  • David Coale
    rsvped 2017-03-16 21:46:03 -0700
  • Shali Sirkay
    rsvped 2017-03-16 13:51:15 -0700
  • Jan Rubens
    rsvped 2017-03-14 22:05:13 -0700
  • steve kadivar
    rsvped +2 2017-03-14 15:50:49 -0700

See All of Our Past Events

connect

get updates