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Wednesday, March 9
 

6:00pm

(Invite only) Reception
Speakers
avatar for Peatónito

Peatónito

Luchador, fighting for pedestrian rights in Mexico City, Pedestrian League and Mexico City's Vision Zero Coalition
Born and raised in the chaotic capital city of Mexico this masked "luchador" (wrestler) is a pedestrian activist superhero. Peatónito used to be a normal citizen until one day he decided to fight for the rights of the walkers. This idea came to this young man when he went to the "lucha libre" arena, the Mexicans' favourite spectacle. The next day he brought the fight from the arena to the streets. The goal: to build a city for the... Read More →


Wednesday March 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TransportationAlternatives 111 John Street, Suite 260, New York, NY 10038
 
Thursday, March 10
 

9:00am

Registration and Coffee
Speakers
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

9:30am

Welcome

Welcome by Adam Conover, creator and host, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV introduced by Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives


Speakers
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
avatar for Paul Steely White

Paul Steely White

Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives
Paul Steely White is Executive Director of Transportation | Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking | and public transportation. | | Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served as | Africa Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation and | Development Policy, a non-profit group based in New York City. In | 2011, Mr. White was selected to receive the Rockefeller Foundation's... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 9:40am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

9:40am

Opening Remarks
Moderators
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Commissioner William Bratton

Commissioner William Bratton

Commissioner, NYPD
William J. Bratton has been appointed the 42nd police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the second time he has held the post. Commissioner Bratton established an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime in the 1990s. As Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and in his first term as New York City Police Commissioner, he revitalized morale and... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:40am - 9:45am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

9:45am

Q & A with Commissioner Bratton
Moderators
avatar for Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

Journalist, Editor, Author, Visiting Lecturer, Harvard University
Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor and Executive Editor. Before joining the Times, she spent nine years at The Wall Street Journal as the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and an investigative reporter covering money and politics. She is the author of three books including Strange... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

10:00am

Morning Keynote: Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan, known for her transformation of New York City’s roadways into a network of green bike lanes, shares her experience and wisdom chronicled in her hot-off-the-presses hardcover, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution (Viking).

followed by Q & A with Steve Hindy, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Transportation Alternatives



Speakers
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

10:30am

Q & A with Janette Sadik-Khan
Moderators
avatar for Steve Hindy

Steve Hindy

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Transportation Alternatives

Speakers
avatar for Adam Conover

Adam Conover

Actor, Creator, Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV
Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Called a "genial provocateur" by the New York Times, he is the creator and host of the educational comedy show Adam Ruins Everything, which airs on the cable channel TruTV. As a standup comic, he has performed at festivals and colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

11:00am

Break
Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am
NYU Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

11:15am

Public Health: The Spine of Street Safety

Vision Zero - the prevention of traffic injuries and fatalities -  is at it’s core, about the public’s health. Yet, when we think about the key players involved in Vision Zero implementation, we often think of City Hall, the police, DOT, the DMV, etc. This panel will examine the importance of empowering clinical leaders and health institutions such as health departments, hospitals, trauma centers, health insurance companies to serve as Vision Zero advocates and leaders in their communities. Panelists will articulate what leadership in the health sector on Vision Zero could and should look like. Topics will include:

  • Coordination around data and communications

  • Looking at the economics of traffic injuries and the role clinicians, health systems and public health departments can play in prevention

  • Leveraging clinician and health system advocacy

  • Funding

Moderators
avatar for Tyler Norris, MDiv

Tyler Norris, MDiv

Vice President, Total Health, Kaiser Permanente
Tyler Norris, MDiv, is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. Currently, he serves as Vice President, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of “anchor institution” strategies, applying all KP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles DiMaggio, PhD

Charles DiMaggio, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Population Health, New York University School of Medicine
Charles DiMaggio is an injury epidemiologist whose NIH- and CDC-funded work includes describing and analyzing the epidemiology of pediatric pedestrian injuries in New York City , establishing a surveillance program to track and explain the behavioral health effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in New York, and investigating the developmental and behavioral effects of anesthesia on young children. He has an active interest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Pullen-Seufert

Nancy Pullen-Seufert

Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Nancy Pullen-Seufert is the Director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School and a Senior Research Associate at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. Nancy has been with HSRC since 2003 with the pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility as the focus of her work. She has conducted program evaluations, written technical assistance resources and developed trainings. She comes to highway safety research from a public health... Read More →
avatar for Leilani Schwarcz

Leilani Schwarcz

Vision Zero Surveillance Epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Leilani Schwarcz is an Epidemiologist in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she is spearheading efforts to develop a citywide comprehensive Transportation-related Injury Surveillance System to support the City’s Vision Zero policy. This system will gather and link existing transportation-related injury and fatality data collected by City agencies into a database that will... Read More →
avatar for Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 905/907 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

11:15am

The Need for Speed Cameras… and Other Essential Tactics for Traffic Calming

Top European transportation officials in countries with significant progress towards Vision Zero - Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands - agree effective speed management is key to reducing traffic injuries and fatalities and improving street safety. Beyond simply managing speed, experts contend the need for speed differentials - limits set according to an area’s specific type and mix of road users.

This panel will discuss automated enforcement options, consider leading-edge technologies and explore the importance of combining initiatives with education and engineering approaches. Experts from cities including New York and Seattle will examine legislative efforts, public communication strategies and best practices for safety cameras and other tactics to save lives through better speed management and crash reduction.

Moderators
avatar for Neysa C. Pranger

Neysa C. Pranger

Director, Strategy Consulting, Intersection
Neysa C. Pranger is a management consultant specializing in commercial and public sector strategy and currently serves as Director of Strategy Consulting at Intersection where she works with clients to resolve complex business and policy issues. Before joining Intersection (formerly Control Group) Ms. Pranger served with IBM Global Business Services’ Public Sector Strategy & Innovation Practice. She began consulting after a decade in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Cohen

Amy Cohen

Steering Committee Member, Families for Safe Streets
Amy Cohen helped found TransAlt’s Families for Safe Streets (FSS) after her 12-year-old son Sammy was killed in | 2013. FSS is comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured; together members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Amy’s efforts with FSS were instrumental in Albany’s passage of the new 25mph speed limit as well the current... Read More →
avatar for Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin

Traffic Safety Coordinator, Seattle Department of Transportation
Jim Curtin has worked on a wide range of transportation projects for municipalities in Washington State over the past 15 years. Jim currently oversees the planning and implementation of SDOT’s Vision Zero Plan – a multifaceted effort to reduce collisions and save lives through street designs that prioritize safety, public education and engagement, and targeted enforcement. He is currently leading several Safety Corridor Projects... Read More →
avatar for Michael N. Geraci

Michael N. Geraci

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
In November 2007 Michael N. Geraci joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) Headquarters in Washington, DC as the Director, Office of Safety Programs. In 2012 he was selected as the NHTSA Region 1 Administrator with agency responsibilities for all of New England. In June of 2015 he also assumed leadership of Region 2 with responsibilities for NY, NJ, PA, PR and the USVI. Prior to him joining NHTSA, Mike concluded 32... Read More →
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Juan Martinez

Director of Strategic Initiatives, New York City Department of Transportation
avatar for Alec Slatky

Alec Slatky

Legislative and Community Relations Representative, AAA Northeast
Alec Slatky is a Legislative and Community Relations Representative at AAA Northeast. He is responsible for AAA’s advocacy efforts in Albany, New York City, and across the Empire State. In this capacity, Alec focuses on traffic safety issues, particularly automated enforcement, occupant protection, and distracted driving, as well as infrastructure issues such as Port Authority reform. Alec is AAA Northeast’s resident data geek, and... Read More →
avatar for Charles Territo

Charles Territo

Senior Vice President Sales, Marcomm and Public Affairs, American Traffic Solutions
Charles Territo applies his unique understanding of how policy, politics and communications intersect to achieve clients’ goals as he coordinates effective media strategies using customized tactics. He directs all of ATS’ external communications, client outreach, and business development activities and, as the company’s lead spokesman, responds to all media inquiries. Mr. Territo’s extensive experience in integrating new... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 802 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

11:15am

Voting for Vision Zero: A Case Study
In the Bay Area's 2014 election cycle, Propositions A and B on the ballot both contained additional funding for Vision Zero and additional bike/ped safety projects, and both were approved by voters by comfortable margins.  This panel would discuss how proponents of Vision Zero helped to push the funding measures over the line, and describe how the cities of San Francisco, New York and Seattle are putting the additional money to work implementing Vision Zero.   

Moderators
avatar for Jon Orcutt

Jon Orcutt

Director of Communications and Advocacy, TransitCenter
Jon Orcutt has nearly 30 years experience advocating and implementing sustainable transportation in cities.  Before joining TransitCenter in January 2016, he was a consultant working with governments, organizations and companies on urban transportation strategies, traffic safety, bike share systems and bicycle transportation improvements. Jon was Director of Policy at the NYC Dept. of Transportation from 2007 to 2014. He oversaw... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Brinkman

Cheryl Brinkman

Vice Chair, SF MTA Board of Directors, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Cheryl Brinkman currently serves as the Vice Chair of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.  She has been on the SFMTA Board since 2010.  The SFMTA was the first agency in SF to adopt a Vision Zero Goal in Feb 2014.  The Agency had completed 24 Vision Zero Goal street safety projects by the end of 2015, a number which will be in the hundrdes by the end of this calendar year.  Cheryl has an... Read More →
avatar for Cathy DeLuca

Cathy DeLuca

Policy & Program Manager, Walk San Francisco
Cathy DeLuca's primary role at Walk San Francisco is to advocate for projects, plans, policies, and strategies that will lead the City of San Francisco to reach its Vision Zero goal by 2024. Cathy engages the community in the City’s Vision Zero strategies, mostly through her management of the Vision Zero Coalition, a group of community organizations that work together to ensure the swift and equitable implementation of Vision Zero. In... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Jarrin

Joseph Jarrin

Deputy Commissioner for Administration, New York City Department of Transportation
Joseph Jarrin was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Administration on July 16, 2007, and later designated Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Contracting, and Program Management on November 5, 2007. In this position, he serves as the Department's Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the offices of Financial Management and Analysis, Grants Administration, Capital Program Management, Fiscal Affairs, and the Agency's Chief Contracting Officer... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kubly

Scott Kubly

Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Scott Kubly was appointed Seattle Department of Transportation director in July 2014. Before joining SDOT, Scott served as Deputy Director of the Chicago Department of Transportation and, before that, as the Associate Director for the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Scott led the development of a new streetcar system and major expansion of bike share in Washington, DC. In Chicago, he led the development of a... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 914 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

12:45pm

Viva La Pedestrian Revolucion!
Grab some lunch, sit back and join us as we take a look at some films from Mexico City's pedestrian superhero Peatonito's private collection, including a screening of his newest short (in collaboration with StreetFilms), "Peatónito is in NYC". The video documents Peatonito at work in New York City, on some of the most dangerous streets in Brooklyn and Queens. 

Speakers
avatar for Peatónito

Peatónito

Luchador, fighting for pedestrian rights in Mexico City, Pedestrian League and Mexico City's Vision Zero Coalition
Born and raised in the chaotic capital city of Mexico this masked "luchador" (wrestler) is a pedestrian activist superhero. Peatónito used to be a normal citizen until one day he decided to fight for the rights of the walkers. This idea came to this young man when he went to the "lucha libre" arena, the Mexicans' favourite spectacle. The next day he brought the fight from the arena to the streets. The goal: to build a city for the... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:45pm - 12:55pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

12:55pm

Afternoon Keynote: Fast Talks on Activism and Vision Zero
Taking it to the streets... and to the halls of government. Behind every great policy innovation are thousands of passionate activists who dedicate themselves to the cause. These lightning talks will showcase individuals and organizations who raise their voices for justice and systemic change on the streets of Mexico City and New York and beyond. Activists and advocates share strategies for success -- and discuss how they have handled detours on the road to achieving Vision Zero.

Speakers
avatar for Peatónito

Peatónito

Luchador, fighting for pedestrian rights in Mexico City, Pedestrian League and Mexico City's Vision Zero Coalition
Born and raised in the chaotic capital city of Mexico this masked "luchador" (wrestler) is a pedestrian activist superhero. Peatónito used to be a normal citizen until one day he decided to fight for the rights of the walkers. This idea came to this young man when he went to the "lucha libre" arena, the Mexicans' favourite spectacle. The next day he brought the fight from the arena to the streets. The goal: to build a city for the... Read More →
avatar for Doug Gordon

Doug Gordon

Writer, Television Producer, BrooklynSpoke.com
Doug Gordon is a TV writer and producer whose credits include shows for PBS, ABC, History, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and more. As a seasoned media professional, Doug has developed strategies to help advocates make the case for weaving bikes into a city's transportation fabric. Doug has presented his ideas to various conferences and organizations including the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit... Read More →
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Amy Liao

Families for Safe Streets
Amy Tam-Liao are one of the founding members of Families for Safe Streets (FSS), a group comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured. FSS members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Amy and her husband Hsi-Pei became activists for safer streets after learning about the miniscule consequences the driver face for the death of their 3 year old... Read More →
avatar for Hsi-Pei Liao

Hsi-Pei Liao

Families for Safe Streets
Hsi-Pei Liao is one of the founding members of Families for Safe Streets (FSS), a group comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured. FSS members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Hsi-Pei and his wife Amy became activists for safer streets after learning about the miniscule consequences the driver face for the death of their 3 year old daughter... Read More →
avatar for Bekka Wright

Bekka Wright

Illustrator, Bikeyface
Bekka Wright is writer and illustrator of the web comic Bikeyface. Through cartoons, Bikeface is a witty, entertaining, and sometimes irreverent approach to bicycling for transportation. Inspired by her daily experiences biking in and around Boston, the web comic ultimately aims to raise the profile of everyday bicycling and bring ideas to a broad audience. Bekka received her BA from Brandeis University in Painting with a minor in Creative... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:55pm - 1:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

1:30pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Samponaro

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Gonzales

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.
avatar for Tom Maguire

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 →
avatar for Leah Shahum

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 →
avatar for Leah Treat

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 →
avatar for Polly Trottenberg

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

2:45pm

Data-Driven Vision Zero

Data plays a hugely important role in the Vision Zero movement. It has the power to help policymakers understand their community's needs and make decisions about which interventions are most effective. But it takes more than finding the data and data scientists to make it happen - close collaboration with subject matter experts and end-users is key. Learn how DataKind is fueling the Vision Zero movement in several U.S. cities using human-centered data analysis and see how your city can do the same. Whether you’re a researcher in government or a citizen scientist advocating for change from the outside, join us for an interactive discussion of what it takes to do impactful data analysis for the Vision Zero movement.  



Moderators
avatar for Erin Akred

Erin Akred

Data Scientist and Head of Labs, DataKind
Erin is a data scientist, former Presidential Innovation Fellow, and data and analytics specialist who focuses on improving the human experience through sustainability, education, and healthy lifestyles. Her work over the past 15 years spans industries and academia across the public and private sectors. Erin’s work has resulted in multiple patents and awards, illustrating the art of the possible in a world of abundant data.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd

Data Science Fellow, DataKind
Michael Dowd is a recent graduate of MIT with masters degrees in city planning and transportation. He is a transportation planner, modeler, coder, GIS expert and civic data enthusiast. He hails from Seattle, WA but has lived most of his adult life in NYC. While attending MIT, he worked on modeling the potential impacts of climate change and inundation on the Boston Metro region. He loves writing code, civic data, studying transportation, and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Frishauf

Peter Frishauf

Co-Founder, StreetsAcademy/VisionHero
Peter Frishauf is active in the New York City digital health and livable streets communities. In digital health he is best known as the founder of Medscape in 1995, and more recently, as a director and investor in a number of healthcare startups including Crossix Solutions, Vitals, and Context Matters. In the livable streets community Peter has been active in Transportation Alternatives since the early 70s. He is a founding director of StreetsPAC... Read More →
avatar for Julia G. Kite

Julia G. Kite

Policy and Research Manager, Transportation Alternatives
Julia Kite is the Policy and Research Manager at Transportation Alternatives, New York’s advocates for walking, cycling, and public transportation. As part of TransAlt’s mission to reclaim streets for all New Yorkers and to advocate for initiatives that bring the city closer to achieving Vision Zero, she guides the organization’s evidence-based policy initiatives and undertakes research on topics including automated enforcement... Read More →
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Kaan Özbay

Professor, New York University
Kaan M.A. Özbay joined NYU’s CUSP and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering in August 2013. At NYU Tandon School of Engineering he founded Urban mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanMITS) laboratory. He joined Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor in July 1996. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) Department at Princeton University. Dr... Read More →
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Rob Viola

Senior Project Manager, New York City Department of Transportation
Rob Viola is a Senior Project Manager at the NYC Department of Transportation. He works within the Research, Implementation and Safety (RIS) unit, which identifies, designs and implements safety programs and street improvement projects on NYC’s streets, develops safety policy and manages crash data for NYCDOT. RIS has also taken the lead in managing much of Mayor DeBlasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety agenda at NYCDOT. | | Rob... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 914 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

2:45pm

Fleet Management Best Practices Workshop
Fleet management is one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries and fatalities on New York City’s streets.  Fleet managers set the pace for safe driving and we want to recognize the operators that are raising the bar for safety on New York City’s streets. Join us for a dynamic discussion with managers of some of the most prolific vehicle fleets on our city streets who are spurring safety innovation in the areas of driver training, vehicle design and technology adoption. The discussion will be moderated by NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner and Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman. 

Moderators
avatar for Keith T. Kerman

Keith T. Kerman

Deputy Commissioner & Chief Fleet Officer, New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Keith Todd Kerman is a Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and New York City’s first Chief Fleet Officer. Keith is an agency lead for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities in NYC and is currently spearheading a series of safety initiatives for the City fleet including safety training and surveys for City drivers, installing side-guards and speed... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Capune

Safety Manager, Con Edison
Bill Capune manages the Fleet Safety staff at Con Edison. He is a dedicated professional with 16 years of experience at Con Edison in New York City. He got his start in the field of safety as a Marine Safety Officer in the Coast Guard. One of his achievements in the Coast Guard was establishing the Coast Guard’s first Bicycle Harbor Patrol team. At Con Edison Bill has helped bring to improvements in driver training, data analysis and... Read More →
avatar for Michael Derrig

Michael Derrig

Director of Fleet Operations, Fresh Direct
Mike Derrig served as the Director of Vehicle Maintenance for APA Truck Leasing for 23 years. After leaving APA, he went out to look for companies that were in trouble from a fleet maintenance perspective, and successfully turned cost draining operations into economical efficient fleets while working for Sysco Metro, NY and LJ Kennedy trucking, amongst others. He has been in the forefront of new technology, having successfully run a fleet that... Read More →
avatar for Robert Martineau

Robert Martineau

CEO, Airflow Deflector Inc.
Established in 1994, AirFlow Deflector manufactures and supports a full suite of Side Underride protection devices and other clean aerodynamic technology products, engineered to decrease the potential for injury and death to pedestrians and cyclists, as well as to reduce the fuel consumption rates of the transportation industry. | | By redefining the North American road and highway landscape, our safety and aerodynamic technologies provide the... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 905/907 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

2:45pm

Restorative Justice and Traffic Safety

Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal and dangerous behavior and often involves multiple institutional and individual stakeholders working cooperatively. In many areas, it has substantially reduced repeat offending and lessened crime victim’s post-traumatic stress symptoms. Both offenders and victims express greater satisfaction that justice has been done, as compared to traditional criminal justice. This workshop will discuss contemporary forms of restorative justice. It will present experiences from New York Peace Institute’s Restorative Justice Program and a new pilot project at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, which apply restorative justice in cases of vehicular driving offenses. Experts will discuss the role of criminal cases and civil court suits as means to establish driver accountability and to introduce forms of justice for victims of traffic violence.



Moderators
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Rachel Goodman

Chief of Staff, Councilmember Brad Lander
Rachel Goodman is the Chief of Staff for Councilmember Brad Lander. In her 6 years working with the Councilmember, Rachel has helped him with many safe streets initiatives, including the now-famous Prospect Park West bike lanes, and the creation of a Driver Accountability Taskforce for Brooklyn. Before joining the Councilmember's team Rachel was the New York City political coordinator for the Working Families Party, where she helped to elect many... Read More →

Speakers
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Amanda Berman

Project Director, Red Hook Community Justice Center
Amanda Berman is the Project Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, a problem-solving court in Brooklyn, N.Y. A project of the Center for Court Innovation, the Justice Center is the nation's first multi-jurisdictional community court, bringing criminal, housing and family court cases before a single judge to offer more holistic responses to litigants’ problems. Ms. Berman oversees all program operations of the Justice Center... Read More →
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Meredith Gray

Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute
Meredith Gray is the Restorative Justice Coordinator for Criminal Court at the New York Peace Institute (NYPI). New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation programs, giving more than 10,000 people the resources they need to manage conflict, heal relationships, and build community cohesion each year. NYPI’s Restorative Justice project offers restorative practices for court-involved and at-risk adults and... Read More →
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Steve Vaccaro

Principal, Law Office of Vaccaro & White
Steve Vaccaro is an attorney and advocate for victims of traffic violence. His law firm, the Law Office of Vaccaro and White, primarily represents pedestrian and cyclist crash victims and their families in civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings. In addition to securing compensation for crash victims, Mr. Vaccaro has brought groundbreaking impact litigation aimed at improving government’s response to traffic violence. He has won... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 802 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

2:45pm

Art Walk with Groundswell
Limited Capacity seats available

A tour of some recent murals completed by the folks at Groundswell followed by a discussion of the power of public art towards positive culture change. The group will depart from NYU at 2:45 PM and arrive to Groundswell’s office at 540 President Street in Brooklyn around 3:15 PM.

Led by Ariel Estrella, Communications Associate, Groundswell and Dulcie Canton, Families for Safe Streets/Transportation Alternatives Senior Ambassador 

Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Groundswell 540 President Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn NY 11215

2:45pm

Morningside Avenue Walking Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2015 Transportation Alternatives won life-saving street safety improvements on Morningside Avenue. Join conference attendees on a subway ride to see this improved street. We'll walk the corridor from 116th Street to 125th street then take Select Bus Service to a nearby restaurant for some delicious Harlem Food.

Led by Sandra Hawkins, Upper Manhattan Organizer, Transportation Alternatives and Erwin Figueroa, Senior Ambassador, Transportation Alternatives


 

Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
NYU Kimmel or Offsite

2:45pm

Queens Boulevard Biking Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2015 Transportation Alternatives won a huge victory when New York City took bold steps to change Queens Boulevard, known as the "Boulevard of Death," to the Boulevard of life.

Accompany other conference attendees to meet volunteers who helped make a complete street on Queens Boulevard. We'll depart from NYU at 2:45 PM and arrive in Sunnyside Queens at 3:15 PM. Once there we'll ride Citibike the length of the completed Queens Boulevard bike lane and talk about the advocacy efforts that helped achieve this momentous victory. We'll then go to a nearby restaurant for some tasty local food.

Led by Jaime Moncayo, Queens Organizer, Transportation Alternatives and Chelsea Yamada, Transportation Alternatives Senior Ambassador


 

Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
NYU Kimmel or Offsite

5:30pm

Conference Cocktail Party
Thursday March 10, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

6:45pm

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Book party for Janette Sadik-Khan
Speakers
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Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal, Bloomberg Associates, Former NYC DOT Commissioner, Bloomberg Associates and Former NYC DOT Commissioner
Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets—closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and creating more than 60 plazas citywide. A founding principal with Bloomberg... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
 
Friday, March 11
 

9:00am

9:10am

Welcome
Speakers
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Adam Mansky

Chair, Board of Directors, Transportation Alternatives
Adam Mansky became chair of the Transportation Alternatives board of directors this January. He joined the board in 2014; and from 2009 through last fall, he also served as co-chair of the Transportation Alternatives advisory council. In his day job, Adam is director of operations for the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit that works to create a more effective and humane justice system. The Center seeks to improve public safety and... Read More →
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Paul Steely White

Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives
Paul Steely White is Executive Director of Transportation | Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking | and public transportation. | | Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served as | Africa Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation and | Development Policy, a non-profit group based in New York City. In | 2011, Mr. White was selected to receive the Rockefeller Foundation's... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 9:10am - 9:15am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

9:15am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
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Jake Dobkin

Publisher, Gothamist
Jake Dobkin is the publisher and founder of the Gothamist network of city websites.  He commutes by bike from Park Slope to Dumbo daily.   He feels strongly that a fully separated bike lane should be installed on Third Street, between Prospect Park West and Smith Street.
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Adam Mansky

Chair, Board of Directors, Transportation Alternatives
Adam Mansky became chair of the Transportation Alternatives board of directors this January. He joined the board in 2014; and from 2009 through last fall, he also served as co-chair of the Transportation Alternatives advisory council. In his day job, Adam is director of operations for the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit that works to create a more effective and humane justice system. The Center seeks to improve public safety and... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 9:15am - 9:20am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

9:20am

Street Savvy: Two Perspectives from Inside the Big Apple

Remarks by Ydanis Rodriguez, Councilmember, New York City Council and Meera Joshi, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Introduced by Jake Dobkin, with Q & A to follow each speaker



Moderators
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Jake Dobkin

Publisher, Gothamist
Jake Dobkin is the publisher and founder of the Gothamist network of city websites.  He commutes by bike from Park Slope to Dumbo daily.   He feels strongly that a fully separated bike lane should be installed on Third Street, between Prospect Park West and Smith Street.

Speakers
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Meera Joshi

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
Meera Joshi has served New York City residents in City government for more than a decade.  Most recently, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.  During her tenure she developed regulatory frameworks for over thirty initiatives which significantly improved for-hire transportation service in New York City.  These included such initiatives as... Read More →
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Ydanis Rodriguez

Councilmember and Chair, Committee on Transportation, New York City Council
Councilman Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City when he was 18 years old. He worked his way through City College as a cab driver and eventually earned a degree in Political Science. After college he pursued a master degree in bi-lingual education, later becoming a founding teacher of Gregorio Luperon High School, which aims to serve immigrant families from Latin America. Long an activist for social... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 9:20am - 10:00am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

10:00am

Morning Keynote: Uber, Vision Zero and Street Safety

For-hire vehicles have become increasingly prominent on urban streets and therefore have a significant role to play in setting standards and rolling out new models of excellence in driver training, safety and accountability. 


Speakers
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Andrew Salzberg

Transportation and Mobility Policy Manager, Uber
As Uber’s Transportation and Mobility Policy Manager, Andrew focuses on making Uber an integral part of the future of urban transportation through research, partnerships, and policy development. He joined Uber in 2013 and became the Senior Operations Manager for New York City, Uber’s largest global market, before joining the global policy team. Prior to joining Uber, Andrew worked at the World Bank supporting public transportation... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

10:20am

Will Autonomous Vehicles and Other Emerging Vehicle Technologies Help or Hinder Vision Zero?

Technological innovations are changing the way we think about everything, including transportation. How will these technologies impact traffic safety? This panel will consider how autonomous vehicles can reshape cities for pedestrians and cyclists, the ethical implications of introducing these technologies to urban spaces and the possible effects of black box data on insurance companies. Panelists will share their perspectives — from Pandora’s Box to panacea — on new vehicle technologies with regard to street safety.


Moderators
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Morgan Clendaniel

Editor, Fast Company's Co.Exist
Morgan Clendaniel is the founding editor of Co.Exist, Fast Company's website about world changing ideas and innovation, which launched in late 2011. He has spent his career covering the rise in prominence of social entrepreneurship and responsible business, following the innovators and organizations that are making social good a vital component of the business world. Prior to Fast Company, Clendaniel was one of the founding editors of GOOD... Read More →

Speakers
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Rohit T. Aggarwala

Chief Policy Officer, Sidewalk Labs
Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala is Chief Policy Officer for Sidewalk Labs. Previously, he headed the sustainability practice at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic consulting firm that serves city governments. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and co-chairs the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area. Rit served as Special... Read More →
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Avery Ash

Director, Federal Relations, AAA
Avery Ash serves as Director of Federal Relations for AAA. In this capacity Avery is responsible for the Association's federal advocacy on vehicle technology, transportation and energy issues. This includes development and execution of the Association’s engagement strategy for transportation funding, connected cars, electric vehicles and alternative fuels, and participating as a subject matter expert on industry panels and with media. As... Read More →
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Ben Englander

Vice President of Engineering, Rosco Vision Systems
Ben Englander is the Vice President of Engineering at Rosco, Inc., an automotive vision safety, engineering and manufacturing company located in Queens, NY. Ben completed his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and has been part of the Rosco organization for over 30 years. As the VP of Engineering, Ben is heavily involved with Rosco’s day-to-day operations, sales and product R&D. In the past Ben has... Read More →
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Jonathan Matus

Founder and CEO, Zendrive
Jonathan Matus is founder and CEO of Zendrive, a venture-backed startup focused on re-imagining transportation through mobile driver analytics. The safety-focused Zendrive platform already analyzed hundreds of billions of datapoints and is used widely across On-Demand and commercial fleets. Prior to Zendrive, Jonathan spent six years at Facebook and Google, focused on various mobile and speech recognition projects. At Google, Jonathan was one of... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion

11:20am

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 →
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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

11:20am

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: High Impact, Low-Cost Strategies for Culture Change
How can we successfully change the culture around traffic safety? This panel will explore campaigns that have effectively changed cultural norms in the past (drunk-driving, smoking, gun violence) and review some particularly effective and recent high-impact, low-cost campaigns in the traffic safety world.

Moderators
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Colin Beavan, PhD

Author, How to Be Alive
Writer and social change activist Colin Beavan attracted international attention for his year-long lifestyle-redesign project and the wildly popular book, No Impact Man, and the Sundance-selected documentary film that it inspired. He has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, The Colbert Report, The Montel Williams Show, and NPR, and his story has been featured in news outlets from Time magazine to the New York Times. A sought-after speaker... Read More →

Speakers
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Johan Diepens

Founder and CEO, Mobycon
Johan Diepens is the CEO of Mobycon, a leading traffic, transport and mobility consultancy founded in the Netherlands, where roads are recognized as some of the safest in the world. For 30 years, Johan has been shaping mobility patterns in the Netherlands and recently opened a North American office in Ottawa, Ontario to share these best practices for creating safe streets and cities for people. Mobycon translates Sustainable Safety principles... Read More →
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Barron H. Lerner

Professor of Medicine and Population Health, New York University School of Medicine
Barron H. Lerner is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Population Health at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lerner received his M.D. from Columbia University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the... Read More →
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Cathy Tuttle

Director, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
After a year-long sabbatical in Sweden, Cathy Tuttle, who has a PhD Urban Design & Planning, returned inspired to advocate for safer streets for everyone. She started and now directs Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, a coalition of 20 safe streets neighborhood advocacy groups in Seattle. The Seattle Greenways coalition has been instrumental in launching Seattle’s Vision Zero movement, supporting corridor safety projects across the city... Read More →
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Kim Wiley-Schwartz

Assistant Commissioner for Education and Outreach, New York City Department of Transportation
Kim Wiley-Schwartz has been working to make under-served communities better and safer in New York City for over 25 years. She began her teaching career bringing richer arts education to New York City public schools working for the Metropolitan Opera, the 92nd Street Y and the acclaimed TADA! Youth Theater specializing in afterschool and middle school programs. Nine years ago, after a four-year-old boy was killed by an SUV just blocks away from... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 11:20am - 12:35pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 405 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

11:20am

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.



Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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

12:35pm

Informal Networking and Farewells
Friday March 11, 2016 12:35pm - 1:05pm
TBA

3:30pm

(Invite Only) Bellevue Hospital Trauma Center Guided Tour and Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Hospital and trauma centers are vital partners in the effort to achieve Vision Zero. In New York City, Bellevue Hospital treats many of the city’s injured, particularly those affected by traffic violence. Twenty-five percent of the Trauma Center’s hospital admissions are traffic-related injuries. This guided tour and workshop, led by experts from Bellevue’s trauma and injury prevention program, will provide an overview of the injury-prevention activities and outreach initiatives conducted by the hospital to target traffic-related injuries. The event will begin with a tour of the trauma center facilities, followed by a workshop session examining current injury-prevention research.



Friday March 11, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Offsite