Transportation Vision Zero Seminar
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8 a.m. - noon EDT
Jacksonville, FL, United States
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On May 17, 2016, the First Coast Section will host the Transportation Vision Zero Seminar at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in downtown Jacksonville. Coordinated to align with National Bike to Work Week 2016, this event will provide attendees with the rare opportunity to learn about several significant mobility initiatives intended to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout Northeast Florida.
The event's keynote speaker will be Leah Shahum. Originally from Jacksonville, Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a project supporting cities working toward the critical goal of Vision Zero = zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps city and community leaders develop and share best practices toward safe mobility for all road users. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah has researched Vision Zero strategies and experiences in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, Leah served as the longtime Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Under her leadership, the SF Bicycle Coalition became one of the largest and strongest advocacy groups in San Francisco.
Additional panelist highlighting various bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives underway at their agencies include Jim Knight, PE, Urban Transportation Development Manager of the Florida Department of Transportation District 2, William Killingsworth, AICP, Director of the City of Jacksonville's Planning and Development Department, Frederick Jones, AICP, a Senior Transportation Planner with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, and Jeff Sheffield, Director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization.
Frederick Jones, AICP