Sunday Streets Excelsior
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Streets Excelsior

Looking for a way to get outside and advocate for a better Bay Area transportation system? We got you covered. We're looking for volunteers to help us table our booths at various street festivals and events throughout the Bay.

As a volunteer, you'll help us tell folks about Seamless Bay Area's vision, and engage them in interactive activities that we'll have put together. We provide training to volunteers when they arrive, so don't worry about needing to know everything!

Sign up here or email info@seamlessbayarea.org

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A More Coordinated Transit Network: Learning From Other Regions *Peninsula Event*
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

A More Coordinated Transit Network: Learning From Other Regions *Peninsula Event*

How have other regions brought fragmented, disconnected transit systems together to create a more customer-focused network? How can this make transit easier and faster for all while offering climate and equity benefits? In these regards, the Bay Area has a lot to learn from both domestic and international examples. Hear about similar challenges from around the world and learn what’s possible. Part of TransForm’s Connecting Communities 2019 Speaker Series and co-presented by Seamless Bay Area, SPUR and Friends of Caltrain.

+ Ian Griffiths / Seamless Bay Area
+ Elias Arnestrand / Nordic Innovation House
+ Wiebke Geldmacher / DB Engineering & Consulting
+ Arielle Fleisher / SPUR

More information and to RSVP check here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/a-more-coordinated-transit-network-learning-from-other-regions/

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A More Coordinated Transit Network: Learning From Other Regions *East Bay Event*
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

A More Coordinated Transit Network: Learning From Other Regions *East Bay Event*

How have other regions brought fragmented, disconnected transit systems together to create a more customer-focused network? How can this make transit easier and faster for all while offering climate and equity benefits? In these regards, the Bay Area has a lot to learn from both domestic and international examples. Hear about similar challenges from around the world and learn what’s possible. Part of TransForm’s Connecting Communities 2019 Speaker Series and co-presented by Seamless Bay Area, SPUR and Friends of Caltrain.

+ Ian Griffiths / Seamless Bay Area
+ Elias Arnestrand / Nordic Innovation House
+ Wiebke Geldmacher / DB Engineering & Consulting
+ Rick Ramacier / County Connection
+ Arielle Fleisher / SPUR

More information and to RSVP check here: https://www.spur.org/events/2019-10-23/more-coordinated-transit-network-learning-other-regions

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Seamless Bay Area table at Oakland 2100 Closing Party

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Looking for a way to get outside and advocate for a better Bay Area transportation system? We got you covered. We're looking for volunteers to help us table our booth 10.4 at the Oakland 2100 Closing Party.

As a volunteer, you'll help us tell folks about Seamless Bay Area's vision, and engage them in interactive activities that we'll have put together. We provide training to volunteers when they arrive, so don't worry about needing to know everything!

Sign up here or email info@seamlessbayarea.org

Source:: oakland 2100.com

About the Oakland 2100 Closing Party:

Join us for the closing party for the exhibition Oakland 2100: A Game About the Future of Oakland at East Bay AIA. Synced up with First Friday, this closing party will celebrate three weeks of listening, debating, and dreaming of how we can all promote a bold future for our downtown that is attractive, inclusive and uniquely collaborative. We encourage you to come dream with us and help further imagine the immense potential of downtown Oakland and envision for yourself the possibilities of what this might look like. 

The vibe will be festive. We’ll have music by Azuah, food by Monifa Dayo and VibeMap will be projection mapping art on the walls. Looking for ways to kickstart the building of the Oakland of the future? We'll also be hosting a few groups working right now to build the future of Oakland, today including Seamless Bay Area, East Bay for Everyone, East Bay AIA and artwork by SPUR Oakland and California College of the Arts for their Regional Plan.

This event is part of the exhibition, Oakland 2100: A Game About the Future of Oakland. The exhibit is on view September 18th-October 4th. 

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Transit Stories Project: VivaCalle
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Transit Stories Project: VivaCalle

We’re fanning out across the Bay Area Collecting stories of people’s experience with our transportation system. Through this initiative, we’re hoping to tell a broader, people-powered story of Bay Area transit and how it affects our lives.

In the coming months, we’ll be publishing these testimonials online and compiling them into a series of powerful short videos that show the immense value our system plays in the lives of those who live and work here and how improvements can benefit our region.

You can support us by helping to collect these stories at one of our upcoming events, helping with video editting, or by making a tax-deductible donation to help fund production.

Sign up here or email info@seamlessbayarea.org

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2nd Annual Rider-First Award Party w/ Special Seamless Bay Area Award
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

2nd Annual Rider-First Award Party w/ Special Seamless Bay Area Award

Come celebrate our Seamless Bay Area Award winner at the Rider-First Award Party during San Francisco Transit Week!

The Rider-First Awards Party, hosted by our friends at San Francisco Transit Riders celebrates some of the people who are putting riders, and transit, first. These are people who have stepped up to make sure Muni keeps improving serve riders better, and to serve more riders. Come mix and mingle with other dedicated public transit advocates and celebrate the growing rider first movement with us!

More information on the Rider-First Party and RSVP information can be found here: https://sftransitriders.salsalabs.org/riderfirstawards/index.html

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Regionalism/Mobility WG Meeting With Special Guest: Ian Griffiths from Seamless
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Regionalism/Mobility WG Meeting With Special Guest: Ian Griffiths from Seamless

The Bay Area is working on a regional transportation funding measure that could raise $50B to $100B for transportation, on the scale of large regional transportation measures in Seattle and Los Angeles. Can we have a “Green New Deal for Transportation” to greatly improve environmental sustainability and social equity, and support more housing with fewer cars? Can the funding catalyze dramatic improvements to create a seamlessly integrated system?

Come learn about the potential ballot measure, share your thoughts on goals and principles, learn about an initiative with Seamless Bay Area and Voices for Public Transit to make the regional transportation funding support a system that more sustainable, equitable, and seamlessly connected – and how you can participate.

(Event will be held in the upstairs area of 2044 Franklin)

More information from East Bay for Everyone can be found here: https://eastbayforeveryone.org/event/regionalism-mobility-wg-meeting-with-special-guest-ian-griffiths-from-seamless/

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Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets SOMA
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets SOMA

We’re fanning out across the Bay Area Collecting stories of people’s experience with our transportation system. Through this initiative, we’re hoping to tell a broader, people-powered story of Bay Area transit and how it affects our lives.

In the coming months, we’ll be publishing these testimonials online and compiling them into a series of powerful short videos that show the immense value our system plays in the lives of those who live and work here and how improvements can benefit our region.

You can support us by helping to collect these stories at one of our upcoming events, helping with video editting, or by making a tax-deductible donation to help fund production.

Sign up here or email info@seamlessbayarea.org

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Modeling Transformational Changes to Transit
Jul
23
12:30 PM12:30

Modeling Transformational Changes to Transit

How would a fast, reliable and seamlessly integrated public transit system improve life in the San Francisco Bay Area? Seamless Bay Area has been partnering with Interline to answer that very question, modeling how Seamless Bay Area’s Vision Map would make it faster and easier to get around. To learn more, come join us on July 23rd, 12:30pm at SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street for Modelling Transformational Changes to Transit.

Speakers Include:

+ Ian Griffiths / Seamless Bay Area
+ Drew Dara-Abrams / Interline
+ Lisa Zorn / MTC
+ Diane Cowin / AECOM

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Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets Mission (SF)
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets Mission (SF)

We’re fanning out across the Bay Area Collecting stories of people’s experience with our transportation system. Through this initiative, we’re hoping to tell a broader, people-powered story of Bay Area transit and how it affects our lives.

In the coming months, we’ll be publishing these testimonials online and compiling them into a series of powerful short videos that show the immense value our system plays in the lives of those who live and work here and how improvements can benefit our region.

You can support us by helping to collect these stories at one of our upcoming events, helping with video editting, or by making a tax-deductible donation to help fund production. To sign up to volunteer, email julia@seamlessbayarea.org.

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SDN SF Climate Working Group: An evening with SPUR and Seamless Bay Area about Transportation
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

SDN SF Climate Working Group: An evening with SPUR and Seamless Bay Area about Transportation

Register here!

Existing service offerings are not addressing climate change. Join other designers and climate resilience builders at our seventh gathering of the SDN SF Climate Working Group to examine policy and regional transportation issues. We will be joined by Arielle Fleisher, Sr. Transportation Policy Associate of SPUR, and Rachel Hollowgrass from Seamless Bay Area.

Arielle Fleisher supports SPUR's efforts to create a high-quality transportation system in the Bay Area. Previously, she worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she managed a number of bicycle and pedestrian safety education programs in support of the city's Vision Zero policy. She is the recent author of SPUR’s recent white paper, Solving the Bay Area’s Fare Policy Problem.

Rachel Hollowgrass is a user experience researcher and designer at the University of California. Her work at the Berkeley Lab includes the AmeriFluxnetwork, a community of scientists measuring ecosystem carbon, water, and energy fluxes across the Americas. She is a volunteer with Seamless Bay Area, which advocates for the customer experience at Bay Area transit agencies.

The SDN SF Climate Working Group has been meeting regularly since January. Newcomers are welcome. The goal of the Climate Working Group is to support the application of service design to address climate change through the generation of research, best practices, tools, and/or other products and projects. Read more about what we've been up to in our recent Medium article.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. After the meeting, we will head to a nearby restaurant to continue the conversation, so please join us!

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2019 Transit + Design: Lightning Round
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Transit + Design: Lightning Round

We’ll be highlighting our work again this year during SPUR’s Transit + Design workshop. Join us as participate in the half day-long sessions and in the evening present our work during the Lightning Round, a fast-paced, lively show-and-tell of inspiring tools and research that highlights transit design successes.

Speakers for the Lightning Round Include:

+ Cheryl Brinkman / SFMTA Board of Directors
+ Janice Li / BART Board of Directors
+ Brad Williford / Our Bikes
+ Thao Nguyen / Fehr & Peers
+ Beaudry Kock / Seamless Bay Area
+ Ariel Ward / SFMTA

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Diridon Station Workshop // Connections for 100 year Ridership
Jun
24
6:45 PM18:45

Diridon Station Workshop // Connections for 100 year Ridership

There is a plan in the works to upgrade Diridon Station to support connecting BART with Caltrain and other local, regional, and long-distance transit. The project team has come up with preliminary design options that differ wildly in terms of the quality of transit, walking and bicycling connections which will shape ridership for a century to come.  The project team is gathering feedback in June, so now is a great time to dive into the details and make informed comments.

Seamless Bay Area is co-sponsoring a workshop for supporters of transit, active transportation, who are interested in the details of creating great connections and urban places.  We'll have maps and diagrams, and project staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Read here for a blog post explaining the options.

RSVP Here.

San Jose City Hall Room 120

Conference room with an entrance at East Santa Clara and 4th Street.



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Transit Stories Project: Viva Calle
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Transit Stories Project: Viva Calle

We’re fanning out across the Bay Area Collecting stories of people’s experience with our transportation system. Through this initiative, we’re hoping to tell a broader, people-powered story of Bay Area transit and how it affects our lives.

In the coming months, we’ll be publishing these testimonials online and compiling them into a series of powerful short videos that show the immense value our system plays in the lives of those who live and work here and how improvements can benefit our region.

You can support us by helping to collect these stories at one of our upcoming events, helping with video editting, or by making a tax-deductible donation to help fund production. To sign up to volunteer, email julia@seamlessbayarea.org.

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Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch (SF)
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Transit Stories Project: Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch (SF)

We’re fanning out across the Bay Area Collecting stories of people’s experience with our transportation system. Through this initiative, we’re hoping to tell a broader, people-powered story of Bay Area transit and how it affects our lives.

In the coming months, we’ll be publishing these testimonials online and compiling them into a series of powerful short videos that show the immense value our system plays in the lives of those who live and work here and how improvements can benefit our region.

You can support us by helping to collect these stories at one of our upcoming events, helping with video editting, or by making a tax-deductible donation to help fund production. To sign up to volunteer, email julia@seamlessbayarea.org.

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Happy Hour @ Louie's Bar (SF)
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Happy Hour @ Louie's Bar (SF)

Join us for our first Happy Hour of 2019!
In celebration of Verkehrsverbünde, pioneered in Hamburg, Germany, we’ll be heading out after the Going German SPUR talk to Louie's Bar (55 Stevenson St.) for a beer (and maybe a burger...haha!). We’ll meet in the SPUR lobby after the event and walk over together. Come to the SPUR event and we can walk over together, or just come for a drink at Louie’s at 7:30 PM!

Can’t find us? Text Julia (our Engagement co-lead) at 908-698-3200.

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Whether you’ve attended any Seamless Bay Area events previously or not, we hope you’ll join us for our first happy hour of 2019! Moving forward, we’ll be hosting ~quarterly happy hours rotating throughout the Bay Area with the goals of: bringing Seamless Bay Area supporters together, enabling folks to learn more about getting involved, and of course, having a good time!  

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September Monthly Gathering
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

September Monthly Gathering

  • LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Seamless Bay Area's next monthly gathering will be a general meeting to check-in on our ongoing efforts, welcome new members, discuss volunteer needs, and strategize on next steps.  A call-in option will be available for those who cannot make it in person.

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