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2018 Vision Zero Conference Offers New Payment Structure

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has spent several years advocating for a Vision Zero policy and zero traffic deaths on our streets. And we recognize that while Vision Zero pertains to all forms of transportation, it also covers all neighborhoods and people throughout Philadelphia. That’s why we’ve gone a different route with our Vision Zero 2018 Conference on March 17, offering a sliding price structure, and giving out about 100 tickets to local community organizations.

At-cost tickets are $65, which means this is what is needed to help organizers cover the cost of the event, which includes the space, speakers, food, child care, and other expenses.

When you pay more, know that you are helping others to access the event.

When you pay less, know that you are letting your community support bringing your valuable perspective to the event. To see all ticket prices and to purchase tickets, click here.

For all information about Vision Zero 2018, check out VisionZero2018.org.

Consider paying less on the scale if you:

  • have significant debt
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • receive public assistance
  • are supporting children or have other dependents
  • have immigration-related expenses
  • are an elder with limited financial support
  • are an unpaid community organizer
  • are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history

Consider paying more on the scale if you:

  • own the home you live in
  • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
  • travel recreationally
  • have access to family money and resources in times of need
  • work part time by choice
  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.)

The scale is intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and look deeper at our levels of privilege. It is a way to work toward economic justice on a local level.

While we offer these as factors for consideration, please don’t stress about it. Pay what feels right.

We’re aware that $35 might still be too high for some people.  If this is the case for you, click here.

Additionally, we want the Vision Zero Conference to be open to people in all communities, especially the West Philadelphia hosting the Conference, and the AME Church, which meets at the First District Plaza and has offered us their space.

We will be giving out tickets to local community organizations in the coming weeks. More information on those tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

For information on our last 2017 Vision Zero Conference, check out this link.

Topics: Featured, Vision Zero

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