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Thursday, March 10 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Life and Death: Vision Zero Strategies in American Cities
How can advocates and municipalities measure progress on implementation of Vision Zero?
This panel will give leading transportation commissioners, elected officials and traffic safety experts from Vision Zero cities around the country a chance to present the practical components of their Vision Zero action plans. By comparing and contrasting the traffic safety approaches from cities at various stages of implementation, the panelists themselves will key into the elements of a successful Vision Zero program and share strategies for effectively measuring progress towards their time-bound goals.

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Caroline Samponaro

Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives
Caroline Samponaro, Deputy Director at Transportation Alternatives, is | one of the nation’s foremost advocates for traffic justice. She | recently spearheaded the formation of Families for Safe Streets, a | group of New Yorkers who have lost loved ones or been injured in | traffic crashes. Caroline is also an expert on urban bicycling and has | helped lead New York City’s rapid transformation into a bke-friendly | city. In... Read More →

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Shirley Gonzales

City Councilmember, City of San Antonio, Texas
Shirley Gonzales was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She earned both a Bachelor and Master’s degree from the School of Business at St. Mary’s University. She has been working in her family-owned business for 20 years and enjoys being a strong corporate leader in supporting educational institutions and organizations making a difference in her neighborhood.
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Tom Maguire

Director of Sustainable Streets, SFMTA
Tom Maguire joined SFMTA in 2014 after serving as Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, where he oversaw New York’s Bus Rapid Transit, Freight Mobility, Peak Rate Parking (PARK Smart), and Alternative Fuels programs, and directed the effort to implement congestion pricing in Manhattan in 2007-2008.  He has also worked in the private sector at the engineering and design firm Arup. He holds a... Read More →
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Leah Shahum

Founder and Director, Vision Zero Network
Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a campaign supporting cities' efforts 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... Read More →
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Leah Treat

Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Leah Treat was appointed Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation in July 2013. Ensuring safety for everyone who uses the transportation system is one of Treat’s highest priorities and she spearheaded the effort to adopt Vision Zero as Portland’s official traffic safety policy. She is also an outspoken advocate for improved health outcomes through changes in transportation. As Director, Treat oversees an organization with... Read More →
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Polly Trottenberg

Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
Polly Trottenberg was sworn in by Mayor Bill de Blasio as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation on January 27, 2014. Trottenberg’s 22 years of government experience include over four years at USDOT, most recently as the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, where she developed key initiatives for the Obama Administration including the groundbreaking TIGER discretionary grant program. In 2008, Trottenberg was named as... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion