1. Big Apple to the Bay (April 27, 2015)
    Two of San Francisco’s newest transportation leaders recently moved from New York City. Come hear first-hand accounts about the work they did to reinvent New York's vast network of streets and the important lessons that they’re bringing from the Big Apple.
    + Noah Budnick / San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
    + Tom Maguire / San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

    About the speakers:
    Tom Maguire joined the SFMTA as Director of Sustainable Streets in 2014 after serving as Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, where he oversaw New York’s Bus Rapid Transit, Freight Mobility, Peak Rate Parking (PARK Smart), and Alternative Fuels programs, and directed the effort to implement congestion pricing in Manhattan in 2007-2008.

    Noah Budnick in the Executive Director of the SF Bicycle Coalition and works with the organization’s staff, board and active membership to provide organizational leadership and vision to improve life for San Franciscans by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Prior to this, he was Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s advocates for biking, walking and public transit.

    Live@SPUR is generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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  2. Roads Were Not Built for Cars (April 23, 2015)
    The book Roads Were Not Built for Cars traces the pivotal — and largely unrecognized— role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Hear from the book's author about how bicycling inspired some of the most famous pioneers of the automobile and how the two transport modes drifted worlds apart. Co-presented by Island Press.
    + Carlton Reid / BikeBiz.com

    About the speaker:
    Carlton Reid is the executive editor of BikeBiz magazine, a publication for the bicycle trade based in the UK.
    An avid cyclist, he writes about bicycling, transportation and adventure travel and his book, Roads Were Not Built for Cars, reveals the pivotal—and largely unrecognized—role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways.

    Live@SPUR is generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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  3. Putting Public Life Back Into Public Space (February 09, 2015)
    Public space should invite people from all walks of life to meet and spend time together, find peaceful respite, or enjoy being "alone together.” But why does our public realm often fail to bring us together? Gehl Architects and SF-based Gehl Studio draw on 50 years of Jan Gehl's ethnographic research methodology to make places for people. Gehl explores the relationship between built form and public life to investigate timely questions about how the public realm connects people to equity and opportunity in cities. Blending old-school ethnography with new-school technology tools, Gehl’s methods of People-First Design invites for vibrant and inclusive public life and engages all citizens where they are and as part of their everyday routine.
    + Jeff Risom / Gehl Studio

    About the speaker:
    As Managing Director of Gehl Studio in the US, Jeff leads the San Francisco and New York based teams. In his time at Gehl, Jeff has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organizations in Europe, the USA, Latin America, India and China. Jeff’s background and design experience provides him with a unique insight into the technical, as well as social aspects of urban design.

    Live@SPUR is generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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  4. Creating "Transitable" Bay Area Cities (April 15, 2015)
    How can we make more of the Bay Area accessible by transit? How can we turn our public transit system into a reliable option for more travelers? Seamless Transit, a new research report by SPUR, envisions a Bay Area with coordinated transit systems connecting the entire region. Join a discussion about how urban areas that collaborate to create intuitive, pleasurable transit systems will thrive.
    + Ratna Amin / SPUR
    + Cathleen Sullivan / Nelson\Nygaard

    About the speakers:
    Ratna Amin leads SPUR's work to create a high quality transportation system in San Francisco, San Jose and the Bay Area region. Her areas of focus include transit agencies and service, infrastructure planning and sustainable transportation.

    Cathleen Sullivan is a Senior Associate with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates. Cathleen works with cities and transit agencies to make transit a more attractive option for more people. She was the project manager for a recent research report for the national Transit Research Board on how to improve Integration and coordination between multiple transit providers.

    Live@SPUR is generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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  5. Integrating Transit: Learning from National Examples (April 16, 2015)
    A new report from the Transportation Research Board provides concrete guidance on integrating and coordinating transit services in areas with multiple providers. Come hear from two of the authors of this innovative manual as they discuss the benefits of integration and give step-by-step guidance drawing from domestic and international case studies.
    + Cathleen Sullivan / Nelson\Nygaard
    + Duncan Watry / San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

    About the speakers:
    Cathleen Sullivan is a Senior Associate with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates. Cathleen works with cities and transit agencies to make transit a more attractive option for more people. She was the project manager for a recent research report for the national Transit Research Board on how to improve Integration and coordination between multiple transit providers.

    Duncan Watry is currently a Principal Planner in BART's Strategic Planning Department. He is currently working on a variety of capacity-enhancement projects for BART, and also coordinating BART staff's review of Phase 2 of VTA's BART Silicon Valley project. He has worked on a variety of transit integration and coordination projects while at BART, and also in previous positions with Muni in San Francisco and at MTC.

    Live@SPUR is generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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