Our current gas-car-based transportation system accounts for about half our greenhouse gas emissions and worsens all our inequities. Join experts and activists to hear about ways to strengthen transit, make it easy to walk or bike, and replace gas cars with EVs everyone can afford.
Picture a privileged person ensconced in a costly car that glides between privileged destinations, passing GHGs and toxins over the homes of the less advantaged, who drive clunkers or line up for buses that cost too much and too often don’t arrive. And join the discussion about how to change that picture!
This is the third installment in the second series of summits on United Actions for an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future, hosted by the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Forcel
Schedule for this summit:
9: Land acknowledgement/welcome Cheryl Davila & Amos White, CEMTF
9:15: Assemblymember Phil Ting: How can we accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles?
9:30: Dan Sperling, Director of Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis and member of California Air Resources Board
9:45- 10:45: Panel: Encouraging Transit, Walking, Biking
* Facilitator: Yusra Arub, UC Berkeley Urban Studies student
* Chirag Rabari–Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Plan Bay Area Implementation Team
* Jovanka Beckles–AC Transit Board member
* Jenn Guitart–California Bicycle Coalition
* Peter Miller–San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance, AFL-CIO
10:45 – 11:45: Panel: Electrification of Transportation
* Facilitator: Elena Engel, 350 Bay Area Transportation Team
* Carleen Cullen–Drive Clean Bay Area
* Lily Cohen–No New Gas Campaign
* Brian Beveridge–West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
* [speaker on EV charging TBD]
11:45 – 12:00: Toolkit for Transportation Actions by Cities/Counties
* Jack Lucero Fleck, CEMTF steering committee & 350 Bay Area Transportation Team
Closing remarks–Cheryl Davila
Fri, August 20, 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM