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Friday, March 11 • 11:20am - 12:35pm
Whose Streets? Our Streets: Equity and the Vision Zero Agenda

What does equity have to do with Vision Zero? In short: Everything. For starters, it involves the fair and just implementation of transportation safety measures for all populations regardless of race, age, gender, geography and income level. This panel will discuss current and historic inequities in street infrastructure and traffic enforcement and will look at how those inequities lead to significant disparities for affected populations, including higher levels of injuries and fatalities, poorer health conditions and fewer socio-economic opportunities. Panelist will draw on their experience to highlight ways to address inequities in transportation planning on the road to Vision Zero.

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Marco Conner

Legislative & Legal Manager, Transportation Alternatives
Marco Conner is Legislative and Legal Manager at Transportation Alternatives in New York City, where he manages the organization's legislative agenda, provides internal legal support, and monitors the City of New York's traffic safety enforcement and vehicular prosecution efforts. He is a member of the board of the NYC National Lawyers Guild, the nation's first national bar association open to African-American attorneys since its founding in... Read More →

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Xiaodeng Cheng

Activist of Biking Public Project, Environmental Sociology, Brooklyn College
Xiaodeng (pronounced “Shao-deng”) moved to New York from China eight years ago, and through working various jobs, began noticing and experiencing the exploitive labor conditions of a large portion of immigrant workers. He decided to dedicate his study on social equity issues in US. Further extending his academic concern into globalizing world, Xiaodeng also wants to study the unfair trading relationship and worldly labor condition... Read More →
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Elena Conte

Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development
Elena oversees all of Pratt Center’s policy initiatives from the development and delivery of policy research and reports, to the creation of tools that demystify policy concepts for the use of local partners. She advances strategic and collaborative advocacy campaigns that link the Center’s technical assistance practice with local partners to policy. She also serves as a lead organizer, facilitator and urban planner on projects that... Read More →
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Do Lee

Bike Scholar & Activist, Biking Public Project & The Graduate Center, CUNY
As a bike scholar and activist, Do Lee is a member of the Biking Public Project and is an Environmental Psychology PhD candidate at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He and the Biking Public Project are currently working on a participatory action research project with NYC food delivery cyclists. This work investigates the intersections of low-wage informal employment, bicycling, immigration, policing, and street planning... Read More →
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Francis Reilly

Planner, Planning and Zoning Department, City of Austin
Francis Reilly is a planner with the City of Austin’s Planning and Zoning Department. He is an author of Austin’s Vision Zero policy and Action Plan and coordinated the efforts of the Vision Zero Task Force. His work has included research, mapping, visualization, and analysis of injury and fatal crashes as the city works to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Austin’s streets.
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Antonio Reynoso

Council Member, New York City Council
As the Council Member representing the 34th district in Brooklyn, New York, Antonio Reynoso wants to create an environment conducive to a better quality of life for residents of Bushwick and Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Ridgewood in Queens. He understands that success in his district starts with strong schools, the fundamental access to affordable housing, and economic growth. Antonio graduated from LeMoyne College with a bachelor’s degree... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 11:20am - 12:35pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 802 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012