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Vision Zero Mobile Tour & Conference 2019

posted Mar 10, 2019, 1:26 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 10, 2019, 1:33 PM ]
Walking and Biking Tour: Friday, March 15, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Vision Zero Conference: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 - 4:00 PM




This tour will visit several Vision Zero projects. The tour will commence at the Girard and Broad Street intersection to view planned N. Broad median improvements.  The bike tour will start at the Indego bike share station to view the Yorktown 13th Street protected bike lane, the TIGER sponsored American Street construction project, plans for new bike facilities on Germantown and Master Streets, and Spring Garden Street to discuss current planning for the new greenway.  This tour is weather dependent.  Resource guidance will be provided by Kelley Yemen (oTIS), Jeannette Brugger (oTIS), Waffiyyah Murray (oTIS), Darin Gatti (Streets) and Kathryn Drake (PWD).  

Indego bikes will be available to participants for those who won’t have their own personal bikes!



10: 00 AM: Kickoff Speakers

  • Coralette Marshall Hannon, AARP
  • Darrell Clarke, City Council President
  • Brian Abernathy, Managing Director
  • Laura Fredricks, Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia

10:20 – 11:00 AM: Panel Discussion No. 1 – Vision Zero in Philadelphia Progress to Date 

Introduction by Eric Frary, Michael Baker International

Moderated by Jason Laughlin, Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter

  • Kelley Yemen — Director, Office of Complete Streets
  • Angela E. Dixon — Director of Planning, Office of Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Deputy Commissioner Dennis Wilson — Philadelphia Police Department
  • Scott Petri — Executive Director, Philadelphia Parking Authority

11:00 – 11:20 AM: Break

11:20 – 12:00 PM: Equity and the Daily Commute 

Moderated by Coralette Marshall Hannon, AARP, who will be asking commuters what their individual modes of transportation are and five things they like and don’t like about their commutes. Lightning round discussion with photos/videos of daily commutes.

  • Marge Chance, AARP volunteer — 50+ transit commuter
  • Tomika Anglin — transit commuter
  • William Tung — bicycle commuter
  • Amanda Kniepkamp — bicycle commuter

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Philly! You are not alone: Vision Zero is hard for all cities

Lunch presentation by Veronica O. Davis, introduced by Christopher Jandoli (WSP) 

Veronica O. Davis is the founder and co-owner of Nspiregreen LLC and founder of Black Women Bike DC. At Nspiregreen, she is responsible for managing the Multimodal Transportation and Community Planning projects, which include surface transportation planning, policy development, and long-range planning. She was the Principal-in-Charge for the Vision Zero Action Plans for the District of Columbia and the City of Alexandria in Virginia. This includes guiding the team to develop strategies to prioritize the safety of people biking and walking.

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Afternoon Panel Session 1

Breakout 1: Planning Opportunities & Challenges: How cities manage freight effectively to maintain safety

Moderated by Gus Scheerbaum, City of Philadelphia Streets Department

  • Michael Ruane — DVRPC Freight Planner
  • James Gill — Athena Contracting, Inc.  
  • Alison Conway — City College of New York

Breakout 2: Equity Opportunities & Challenges: Neighborhood Listening Sessions

Moderated by Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition Policy Manager. A recap of listening sessions held in North and West Philadelphia by AARP and the Bicycle Coalition

  • De’Wayne Drummond — Mantua Civic Association
  • Stasia Monteiro — HACE
  • Yocasta Lora — AARP

Breakout 3: Implementation Opportunities & Challenges: Protected bike lanes

Moderated by Orla Pease, AECOM

  • Mathew Thompson — One Penn Center
  • Jonathan Broh — WashWest 
  • Jeannette Brugger — oTIS
  • Stephen Lorenz — Chief Highway Engineer

2:00 – 2:45 PM: Afternoon Panel Session 2

Breakout 4: Planning Opportunities & Challenges: Organizing families of traffic victims for Vision Zero

Moderated by Jason Duckworth, Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance

  • Amy Cohen — Families for Safe Streets
  • Laura Fredricks
  • Anne Javsicas
  • Latanya Byrd

Breakout 5: Equity Opportunities & Challenges: Traffic Calming Monopoly

People gather at small tables to discuss and debate how to spend money on different traffic calming and other Vision Zero improvements. Facilitated by Kelley Yemen and Charlotte Castle, Office of Complete Streets. 

Breakout 6: Implementation Opportunities & Challenges: Project delivery

Moderated by Michael Carrol, Deputy Managing Director

  • Joseph Banks — DVRPC
  • Lou Belmonte — PennDOT
  • Corey Bell — City Council
  • Darin Gatti — Chief Engineer, Streets Department

3:00 PM: Concluding remarks by Mayor Jim Kenney

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Beer & Wine Happy Hour (cash bar)