Vision Zero Mini-Forum

Posted by Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on March 7, 2016

The Bicycle Coalition has been at work for a Vision Zero Policy for Philadelphia for quite some time — and this morning, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney mentioned Vision Zero in his budget address.

“Working with key stakeholders, our new Office of Complete Streets and the Managing Director’s Office will identify changes we can make – whether it be better lining or signage or a change in traffic flow — to protect the child walking to school and the cyclist just trying to get to work,” he told Philadelphia City Council. “The Streets Department and L&I will also work to advance our vision zero goals by enhancing their ‘Right of Way’ activities.”

Vision Zero — an official governmental policy that seeks to reduce all traffic deaths in a given area to zero — was an important ask for the Coalition during the 2015 Philly mayoral race, and we’re still pushing hard for a comprehensive policy and implementation plan.

That’s why we’re putting on our first Vision Zero Mini-Forum of 2016: to maintain momentum and keep discussions going. It’s a unique opportunity to hear what experts from Philadelphia and around the country have to say about implementing Philadelphia’s upcoming plan, and a chance to hear what you can do to make it happen. The forum will take place on Thursday, March 24, from 8:30am-10:00am. Food and beverages will be provided.

Forum sponsorships are available. For information, contact Bicycle Coalition development director Alan Spooner: or 215-242-9253 Ext. 301

When: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Where: Thomas Jefferson University, Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Who: Panelists include Pennsylvania State Representative John Taylor; Jonathan Rogers, Project Manager for Vision Zero at the District Department of Transportation; and Captain Francis Healy of the Philadelphia Police Department and Wen Hu, Senior Transportation Research Engineer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Gus Scheerbaum, Complete Streets Safety Engineer. Opening Remarks: Clarena Tolson, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Philadelphia.

Admission: $10 for Bicycle Coalition members, $45 for non-members

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