The 2023 Vision Zero PHL Conference afternoon plenary session, “Best Practices for Community Engagement in Vision Zero Planning”, seeks to highlight effective and meaningful ways to conduct community engagement in Vision Zero projects and planning. Featuring a diverse array of speakers ranging from community leaders and residents to municipal staff members, attendees will hear about lessons learned from experience.
Waffiyyah Murray, Indego Program Manager at the City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation Infrastructure & Sustainability, will moderate the panel, which includes Meghan Alvarez, Transportation Engagement Coordinator at the City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation Infrastructure & Sustainability, Chinita Bradshaw, member of Erie Ave Concerned Citizens and Vision Zero Ambassador, Nathan Grace, City Planner III at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Amelia Price, Corridor Manager at Called to Serve, Kelley Yemen, Director at Complete Streets for the City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation Infrastructure & Sustainability, and Laura Fredricks, Co-Founder of Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia and the Emily Fredricks Foundation.
The 2023 Vision Zero PHL Conference is made possible with major support from AARP Pennsylvania, Jacobs, AECOM, Hayden AI, jawnt, Michael Baker International, and WSP. Additional support provided by Bicycle Transit Systems, Boles Smyth Associates Inc., the Emily Fredricks Foundation, Econsult Solutions Inc., HDR, Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, K’Far Cafe, Kimley-Horn, Kittelson & Associates, McMahon a Bowman company, NV5, Pennoni, Pexco, RK&K, Sam Schwartz, STV Incorporated, Traffic Planning and Design Inc., Transportation Alternatives, TranSystems, Urban Engineers, and Verra Mobility, among others.
Attendees are encouraged to stay for the 2023 Better Mobility Mayoral Forum that will start at 4:00pm, presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, AARP Pennsylvania, and Every Voice Every Vote. All Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates have been invited to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Daniel Pearson, Inquirer Editorial Writer, where they will have a chance to express their vision for making Philadelphia a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable city. The candidates will be asked a set of questions guided by the 2023 Better Mobility Platform.
The Mayoral Forum is free and open to the public, though reservation is required. Register here