Around the world, Vision Zero policies has proven to make streets calmer, more inclusive, and safer. And late last year, the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney issued an Executive Order creating a Vision Zero Task Force for Philadelphia, a campaign promise first made at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia-led Better Mobility Mayoral Debate in 2015.
On Wednesday, March 1, The Bicycle Coalition’s of Greater Philadelphia will hold its third Vision Zero Conference at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Leading experts, elected officials and members of the public will discuss and debate this issue on March 1, discussing best practices to create roadways that respect all human dignity and eliminate road deaths for good.
“The Bicycle Coalition’s goals for the third Vision Zero forum in Philadelphia are to illustrate the challenges to making city streets that respect human dignity and to highlight what the city can and will be doing in the long and short term to address those issues,” said Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart.
For those who cannot make the conference, be aware that the Bicycle Coalition will be streaming the afternoon Vision Zero sessions on our Facebook page via Facebook Live, beginning in the afternoon.
Check out the program here. And buy last-minute tickets here.
Participants and panelists at this year’s Vision Zero Conference include Uber, AAA, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, PennDOT, the Philadelphia Police Department, SEPTA, AARP, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Associacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, AECOM, NV5, University City District, and Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson.
Members of these organizations will discuss how best to work together to address Philadelphia’s traffic problems and bring the city’s road deaths and serious injuries down to zero.
The media is invited to attend the entire conference. For those who cannot make the whole thing, we will have press availability with speakers, panelists, and organizers at 10:15am and 1:30pm.
WHAT: Vision Zero Philadelphia 2017 Conference
WHEN: March 1, 8:30am-4:00pm
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson University Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street 19107
I wish I could make it, although I look forward to watching online later tonight. Safe, multi-modal transportation is the key to Philadelphia’s growth.