ULI/SA Lunch & Learn: Cycling - SA & Bogotá - A Closer Look at Infrastructure, Advocacy, Policy & Regulations


2021-06-21T10:30:00 - 2021-06-21T13:00:00

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    Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium 3801 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209-6309 UNITED STATES


    Standard Pricing Until June 21 Members Non-Members
    Private $25.00 $40.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $25.00 $40.00
    Retired $25.00 N/A
    Student $15.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $25.00 $40.00
    Join ULI San Antonio at our Lunch & Learn on June 21 for a lively discussion about cycling in San Antonio and Bogotá. After introductory presentations from our panelists, the panel discussion and fishbowl will begin. Speakers Carlos Pardo, Tomika Monterville and Jim Bailey will spend 15-20 minutes per topic talking about their experiences related to cycling Infrastructure, Engagement, Institutions,  & Regulations, and Operations. Participants can raise their hands and ask questions at the beginning or at the end of each 15-minute session.
    Carlos Pardo, with the New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO),will highlight key milestones in Bogotá's cycling policy, infrastructure and, advocacy while providing some key stats of bicycle use, safety and security. He will show specific info and aim to have an interactive discussion where we can see how Bogotá's experience can be related to San Antonio's own experiences.
    Jim Bailey, Sr. Principal with Alamo Architects, will talk about Activate SA - San Antonio’s volunteer-led guerrilla planning initiative and think tank he founded advocating for bold new connected regional active transportation infrastructure. Activate SA is about creating active places for a healthy and connected Alamo City.
    Tomika Monterville, San Antonio’s new Director of Transportation will highlight San Antonio’s Cycling Policy and identify challenges associated with implementing infrastructure projects and complete streets as well as recommend solutions. Another element will be an implementation plan for downtown and Midtown that identifies and prioritizes street and bicycle facilities…and how we can collectively work together to tie in transportation and equity and housing and affordability.
    John Bailey
    American Cities Climate Challenge, Climate Advisor / Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    11:00am - 11:05am     Brief intro of the event and introduce Carlos Pardo & Panelists. (John Bailey)
    11:05am - 11:15am     Carlos Pardo talks about his experience with cycling in Bogotá and lessons for San Antonio
    11:15am – 11:25am    Jim Bailey gives background on cycling in SA & Activate SA
    11:25am – 11:40am    Tomika talks about SA’s cycling policy, multi-modalism and engagement – key insights and today’s opportunities
    11:40am – 12:40pm    Carlos explains fishbowl / whiteboard and starts panel discussion.
    The main structure of this interactive session will be to spend 15 minutes per topic (up to 20 if it’s super interesting), where Carlos, Tomika and Jim can talk about their experiences - if useful, aided by photos or graphs that they project onto the screen, moderated lightly by John Bailey. Participants can add comments on a whiteboard, as well as raise their hands and ask questions at the beginning or at the end of each 15-min session. The 4 topics are:
    1. Engagement: participation, education, promotion of cycling with different stakeholders
    2. Institutions and regulation: institutional setup for cycling policies, regulations and their enforcement.
    3. Infrastructure: related to cycling infrastructure (bikeways, bike lanes, bike parking, etc)
    4. Operations: cycling-related services, shops, guarded bike-parking, public bicycles, etc
    12:40am – 1:00pm     Wrap up, looking at fishbowl and addressing those issues. Next opportunities, etc?
    1:00pm                       Event concludes
    Senior Advisor / New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO)

    Carlos is a Colombian psychologist with a MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the London School of Economics. He focuses on urban development, mobility (urban, new mobility and digital technologies in mobility), lighting and climate change projects in cities of the developing world. He has participated in technical consultancies in more than 30 cities in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and has coordinated and delivered more than 70 training courses on urban development, climate change, public and non-motorized transport, travel demand and sustainable transport. Has coordinated projects at a regional level and is also the author of various documents. Proud recipient of the Danish Cycling Embassy’s 2018 Leadership Award, and a Distinguished TUMI friend 2019. He is the Founder of Despacio.org and is Senior Advisor to NUMO. He was Colombian mountain bike downhill champion in 1998.
    Director of Transportation / City of San Antonio

    The City of San Antonio, Texas, recently selected Tomika Monterville to lead their new Department of Transportation. In this role, Tomika will work with engineers, planners and other stakeholders to provide coordination with VIA, the public transit agency, and improve sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure to support the City’s Vision Zero goals. Prior to joining the City of San Antonio, Tomika was recently the Director of Planning & Development for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (dba LYNX) and Transit Manager for Lake County Florida. Seminal projects in Tomika’s career include planning the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and District of Columbia’s first Rapid Bus service, MetroExtra, and planning for the original, modern D.C. Streetcar program. Tomika has held positions with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and was
    the Executive Director for the H Street Main Street (Washington, D.C.). From her first introduction to transportation planning as an intern with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA), Tomika has built her career leveraging relationships to maximize the economic development benefits of equitable, public transportation investments across the country.
    Senior Principal / Alamo Architects & Founder of Activate SA

    Jim leads the housing studio at Alamo Architects in San Antonio and has been responsible for the design and construction of over 13,000 housing units. With his deep roots in the community, broad experience, and intimate familiarity with the geospatial and socioeconomic makeup of the city, he is often called upon to help navigate the intersection of design and public policy. He has played a key role in many major local planning efforts and served on various related boards, commissions, and committees and has initiated a number of community-driven infrastructure projects over the last quarter century. He served on Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s five-member Housing Policy Task Force to develop San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework. In 2019, he founded ActivateSA: a guerrilla planning initiative and think tank whose mission is to build a robust and connected multimodal transportation system for San Antonio through advocacy and facilitation of intergovernmental collaboration. He is currently serving on the steering committee for the development of San Antonio’s 20-year, multi-billion-dollar Strategic Housing Implementation Plan. Jim is driven by the belief that active listening and deep collaboration are the foundation of a future San Antonio that is just and sustainable.
    American Cities Climate Challenge, Climate Advisor / Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    John Bailey is the Transportation Climate Advisor for the City of San Antonio as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge, which is an initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). His work has included leading efforts to dedicate more funding for transit, increasing the city’s focus on safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, and providing more publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city. John has over two decades of experience as an advocate for sustainable and equitable communities at the national, state and local levels.