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Grand Boulevard Initiative will be highlighted in an action-oriented workshop at TransForm's 2015 Let's Get Moving, Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit on March 7th at De Anza College in Cupertino. Come learn about successful community outreach efforts happening in the El Camino Real Corridor communities. The cities of San Mateo and Mountain View will provide two distinct planning success stories that other communities and organizations can look to as examples when preparing plans in their own communities. Community leaders from Greenbelt Alliance and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition also will share their lessons learned throughout the outreach process. We are excited to be a part of this gathering and we encourage you to attend. Tickets for the summit are available for purchase online. We look forward to seeing you there!   

Along El Camino Real, there are numerous examples of successful community outreach processes that have resulted in plans that are representative of the communities they serve. Two key examples are the City of San Mateo Sustainable Streets Plan and the City of Mountain View El Camino Precise Plan. While both planning efforts were not without their challenges, they provide two distinct success stories that other communities and organizations can replicate to successfully engage their communities. The session will feature opportunities for audience participation and will offer ideas for how the lessons learned during these planning processes relate to upcoming land use and transportation planning processes.

The panelists will include Ken Chin, Public Works Project Manager from the City of San Mateo, and Eric Anderson, AICP,  Associate Planner from the City of Mountain View. In addition, the panelists will include Uri Pachter, Project Manager from the Greenbelt Alliance, and Emma Shlaes, Policy Manager from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, who were the community advocates critical in garnering public understanding of and support for the plans. Megan Channell, AICP of ICF International and consultant to the San Mateo County Transit District will moderate.

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