Giovanni Circella – Research Engineer, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, University of California, Davis
Chris Lepe – Silicon Valley Senior Community Planner, TransForm
Michele Beasley – Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Adina Levin – Co-founder, Friends of Caltrain
Just how different are Millennials from the Baby Boom generation? The discussion summarized the transportation and community preferences of Millennials and envisioned how the world will look as they begin joining the decision making process.
So-called Millennials, younger adults between the ages of 18 and 30, are driving less, and many are choosing to live in different places than older cohorts. The topic was discussed by Giovanni Circella, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis, who’s starting a new research project focusing on the choices that younger adults are making, and the motivations behind these trends.
Chris Lepe of TransForm, Michele Beasley of Greenbelt Alliance, and Adina Levin of Friends of Caltrain, hosted a conversation about upcoming transportation-related decisions Silicon Valley communities will be making (such as the El Camino Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and Precise Plans in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara) where the lifestyle preferences of millennials will be an important topic for discussion.