October 29-30, 2019
707 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
The Active Transportation Program Symposium is a two-day event co-hosted by the California Transportation Commission and Caltrans. The goals of the symposium are to share and gather information on relevant active transportation topics and issues and allow stakeholders to connect with the State in an alternate setting. The symposium will showcase inspiring speakers, engaging panel sessions, and provide networking opportunities. Topics will include benefits, equity, safety, and non-infrastructure projects.
Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. He is also a four-term gubernatorial appointee on the California Transportation Commission. Known throughout the region as a consensus builder, Guardino has championed a number of successful ballot measures, especially in the areas of transportation and housing. Guardino was born and raised in San Jose and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from San Jose State University, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus. He is married to Leslee Guardino. In their spare time, they compete in marathons, triathlons, and duathlons.
Tamika L. Butler, Esq. is Toole Design’s California Planning Director and heads up the company’s Equity and Inclusion efforts. She has a diverse background in law, community planning, and engagement and uses her experience to help communities and organizations address inequality, diversity, and injustice in their work. Tamika has written and spoken extensively on the intersections of transportation, public health, and equity. Most recently, Tamika was the executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, where she led the prominent non-profit in its work designing, building, and managing urban parks and gardens in communities across the Los Angeles Area. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. There, she doubled the organization’s revenue, grew its public presence, and helped LACBC garner local and national attention for its intersectional lens on bicycle transportation and advocacy. She was named the Professional of the Year – Nonprofit Sector award by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) in 2016.
Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.