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Friday, March 11 • 11:20am - 12:35pm
Vision Zero: New Solutions through Street Redesigns

Street design and re-engineering are among the most effective ways to reduce injuries and fatalities and ensure the success of any city’s Vision Zero program. But even adopting a banner, city-wide program does not lessen the challenges faced by most communities making physical changes on the street. What elements of street design support Vision Zero goals when so many other guidelines already exist, such as Complete Streets? How should cities deliver immediate outcomes and decrease injuries and fatalities while also planning for long-term objectives? What should cities measure to hold themselves accountable?

This panel of expert practitioners will provide insight into these complex questions. Drawing on their diverse experiences of redesigning streets in several cities across the United States, in Sweden and around the world, they will paint a vivid picture of the solutions they have created in the face of challenges all cities confront in order to achieve the goals of Vision Zero.


 


Moderators
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Shin-pei Tsay

Deputy Executive Director, TransitCenter
Shin-pei Tsay’s experience in practice, design, and policy converges on transforming the built environment so that it is more accessible, equitable, and sustainable. Prior to joining TransitCenter in 2013, Shin-pei founded and directed the Cities and Transportation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and led a project with Senator Bill Bradley and Secretary Tom Ridge to reform and fund the federal transportation... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Flynn

Director of Active Transportation, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Michael Flynn, AICP, is Sam Schwartz’s Director of Active Transportation, leading the firm’s practice area and managing a range of innovative planning, design, policy, and strategy projects that help cities and towns achieve economic development, environmental quality, and social equity goals. | | Prior to joining SSE, Mike served for ten years at the New York City Department of Transportation, where his award-winning work helped... Read More →
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Karin Hassner

Road Safety Expert, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sweden)
Karin Hassner (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Sweden) has a long experience in working with road safety during all stages of transportation planning. She has championed the cause of pedestrians, cyclists and children in a number of projects that have sought to improve everyone's journey in the city. The work implementing road safety in Sweden, mainly in cities, has been not only a technical issue. With over 25 years working in or together with cities... Read More →
avatar for Trent Lethco, AICP

Trent Lethco, AICP

Principal, ARUP
Trent Lethco is a Principal with Arup’s Integrated Planning Group. He has over 15 years of experience in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. Trent’s background is in transportation planning, policy, and funding issues. His mission is to create a lasting legacy of positive change in the cities where we live, learn, work, and play. Trent’s strengths lie in his ability to articulate the... Read More →
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Matthew Roe

Director, Designing Cities Initiatives, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
Matthew Roe joined NACTO in 2014. As Director of the Designing Cities Initiative, he leads the organization’s work with city professionals across North America, developing design guidance, training practitioners, and facilitating the NACTO peer networks. Matthew is an urban transportation planner with nearly a decade of experience in planning and implementing great streets. At the New York City Department of Transportation, Matthew... Read More →
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Ryan Russo

Deputy Commissioner, Transportation Planning and Management, New York City Department of Transportation
Ryan Russo is the New York City Department of Transportation’s Deputy Commissioner for Transportation Planning & Management where he leads planning and operational offices responsible for pedestrian & bicycle programs, traffic safety & engineering, regional and strategic planning, geometric design, sign manufacture & installation, and transit development. Ryan Russo has served in this capacity since June of... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 11:20am - 12:35pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 905/907 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012