20/20 VISION for VISION ZERO PHILADELPHIA
A New Decade of Change
Friday, March 6th | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
North Philadelphia Safe Walking Route with Veronica Ayala, Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Vision Zero Conference
KICKOFF SPEAKERS | 10:00 AM
Brian Abernathy, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Latanya Byrd, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia
VISION ZERO IN PHILADELPHIA: PROGRESS TO DATE | 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Moderated by Christopher Jandoli, WSP
Michael Carroll, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability
Corrine O’Connor, Philadelphia Parking Authority
Carlton Williams, Streets Department Commissioner
Captain Mark Overwise, Accident Investigation Division, Philadelphia Police Department
Q&A to follow
BIG IDEAS TO CREATE A BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, TRANSIT FIRST CITY | 11:20 – 12:00 PM
Shwana Rogers, SEPTA
Zabe Bent, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Joe Cutrufo, Transportation Alternatives
Carrie Long, Center for Safe Mobility, University of Pennsylvania
Tom Devito, Lyft
Q&A to follow
LUNCH | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
First Annual Award for a Vision Zero Project from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Delaware Chapter
Presented by Waffiyyah Murray, oTIS
LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
Afternoon Panels Session 1
1. GROWING VISION ZERO PHILLY STYLE | 1:00 – 1:45
Traffic calming Philadelphia streets doesn’t happen by wishing for it, it requires careful analysis and community engagement. This session provides a look at how Philadelphia neighborhood groups and individuals have requested changes to streets and intersections to help make them safe for residents of all ages.
Moderated by Laura Fredricks, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia
Lois Williams, HACE
Suzanne Hagner, Henry Avenue
Dan McGlone, South of South Neighborhood Association
Corey Bell, Office of Council President Clarke
2. GROWING VISION ZERO IN THE REGION | 1:00 – 1:45
Vision Zero policies and ideas are penetrating towns and communities throughout Greater Philadelphia. Panelists will discuss their experience with pushing for new treatments and campaigns to improve road safety.
Panelists will discuss a small town Vision Zero plan, the power of the popup to change views of bike infrastructure, how to build community agency in road safety from the bottom up, and an innovative and simple traffic calming project that got big results with a few plastic posts.
This session with take a novel approach to a moderated panel. Each panelist will give a very brief presentation, with our moderator and commentator giving a reaction and having a short conversation with the presenter. The session will end with a full panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Moderated by Matt Edmond, Montgomery County Planning Commission
Commentary by Roy Gothie, PennDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
Cynthia McCormick, City of Lancaster
Tim Phelps, Transportation Management Agency of Chester County
Elena Peeples, East Trenton Collaborative
Bryan Proska, Traffic Planning & Design
3. CONNECTING VISION ZERO AND YOUTH | 1:00 – 1:45
Vision Zero efforts begin with the youngest stakeholders in mind. By protecting our youth’s environment, we can ensure they will grow up to become tomorrow’s Vision Zero leaders. Panelists will discuss best practices related to policy, design and youth-led community engagement.
Moderated by Tara Woody, oTIS, Safe Routes to School & Vision Zero for Youth pilot
Marisa Jones, Safe Routes Partnership
Kori Johnson, Safe Routes Partnership
Diane Lambert, Toole Design
Ashley Reevey, Representative from the Camden Youth Advisory Council
Afternoon Panels Session 2
4. WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE HIGH QUALITY BIKE NETWORK? | 2:00 – 2:45
This panel will provide an update on the status of Philadelphia’s Bikeway Network and how the High Quality Bike Lane network fits in, plus bring in the perspective of community organizations involved in engagement efforts as the City moves from concept to implementation.
Moderated by Jeremy Chrzan, Toole Design Group
Jeannette Brugger, oTIS, Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator
City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Third District
Mark Harrell, Southwest Community Development Corporation
Sarah Anton, Passyunk Square Civic Association
5. WHAT DOES A PEDESTRIAN PRIORITIZED STREET LOOK LIKE? | 2:00 – 2:45
This panel will explore various perspectives on how a street can become more pedestrian prioritized. Insights will be provided by the people behind the City’s forthcoming Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, a representative from NYCDOT, and two organizations who are pursuing projects.
Moderated by Douglas Robbins, AECOM
Heather Martin, WSP
Akshay Malik, oTIS
Alice Friedman, NYCDOT
Pat Murdock, American Bible Society
Christopher Dougherty, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
5. NEXUS OF TRANSIT AND VISION ZERO | 2:00 – 2:45
How can prioritizing transit in turn promote safety and help reach Vision Zero goals?
Moderated by Lydia Grose, Michael Baker International
Mimi Sheller, Drexel University
Jennifer Dougherty, SEPTA
Lex Powers, SEPTA
Angela Dixon, oTIS
| 3:00 – 3:15
Senator Larry Farnese will introduce Mayor James Kenney
| 3:15 – 4:00
We’ll wrap up the day with a beer & wine cash bar.
Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia will also be holding a meetup in the space.