Upcoming Public Events

Upcoming Public Events

ABAG and MTC will host several “pop-up” events beginning in early October through mid-November at locations around the nine-county Bay Area. Staff will be asking participants their opinions on key strategies that would improve the Bay Area’s future by the year 2050. Our aim is to make participation convenient and hear from as many people as possible, especially those whose voices often aren't heard. We hope to see you at one of the pop-up events in your community!


A young woman considers responsed on a display board at a Horizon pop-event.
Noah Berger
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Events are subject to change or cancellation. Review past events.

Plan Bay Area 2050 Pop-up Event
Sonoma County
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Petaluma East Farmer's Market, 320 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma

Plan Bay Area 2050 Pop-up Event
Napa County
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Napa Farmer's Market, South Napa Century Center (movie theater) parking lot, 195 Gasser Drive, Napa

Plan Bay Area 2050 Pop-up Event (Lighthouse for the Blind)
San Francisco County
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco

Plan Bay Area 2050 Pop-up Event
Marin County
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Marin Civic Center Farmer's Market, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael


Webinar: Existing Inequities in the San Francisco Bay Area
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Description: The webinar will be facilitated by Ky-Nam Miller, MTC-ABAG’s Public Engagement lead, and we will look closely at baseline data using a variety of social equity indicators to understand existing conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Meeting ID: 312 166 4260
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Event: Planning for San Jose in 2050
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Description: Work on Plan Bay Area 2050, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s long-range transportation and land use plan, will begin this fall and offer a roadmap for the future growth of the region. What will this mean for the South Bay, and San Jose in particular? And what bold ideas, from new rail networks to office development caps, should be considered? Join us for an engaging discussion about the future of the South Bay. More information

Event: What's on the Horizon?
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Description: In an era of uncertainty, how do we plan for the future? Developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Horizon process identified three possible futures for the Bay Area, defined by external forces on the global and national levels. Their Futures Final Report put forward a shortlist of strategies for transportation, housing, the economy and the environment that could position the Bay Area for success in the decades ahead. Come learn about which strategies rose to the top, which didn’t, and what that means for the future of the region. More information

Event: Assessment Big Transportation Ideas for the Bay Area
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Swiftly, Inc., 611 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Description: In an innovative region like the Bay Area, there are lots of creative ideas about how to make our transportation system more affordable, sustainable, and effective. With more than 100 ideas in the mix — including 12 public submissions from non-profits and individuals across the nine-county region — MTC is exploring how these ideas perform through the Horizon/Plan Bay Area 2050 project-level analysis to craft a long-range plan for the region. From a next-generation regional express bus network running on highway express lanes to integrated fares and transfers across all transit systems to bicycle superhighways alongside major Bay Area freeways, we’ll dig into how these ideas and others fared. In addition to discussing the projects and their performance, we’ll hear from some of those who submitted ideas into the process and discuss where the region should go from here. Speakers include Anup Tapase, MTC; Arielle Fleisher, SPUR; Chris Lepe, TransForm; and Ian Griffiths, Seamless Bay Area. Register for the event