We are pleased to announce that Jason Duckworth will be this year’s Maguire Award honoree, presented at the Bicycle Coalition’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on September 30.
Jason Duckworth has been an outspoken proponent of traffic safety for nearly a decade. Jason led the effort to find support for the Bicycle Coalition’s professional lobbying capacity in Harrisburg for years, support that was pivotal to the passage of SB 172, the law permitting speed cameras in active construction zones and on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Jason also proposed and funded PHLTrafficVictims.org, a web page that tracks in real time the lives lost on the streets of Philadelphia and tells the personal stories of crash victims. Hosted on the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s website, this project is dedicated to making sure victims of preventable traffic violence are remembered as more than just a number. This website remains the most current, publicly accessible database of traffic victims’ identities in Philadelphia.
Jason is active with Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia, providing financial support for lobbying efforts for the Bicycle Coalition’s legislative agenda including HB 140 to permit parking protected bike lanes on PennDOT highways.
Jason is the President of Arcadia Land Company, an award-winning developer of walkable neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia suburbs. Arcadia believes that compact, walkable neighborhoods promote human flourishing and environmental conservation. Jason’s work on the New Daleville traditional neighborhood was the subject of author Witold Rybczynski’s 2007 book, Last Harvest. More recently, Jason was featured in Leigh Gallagher’s 2013 book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.