VisionZero Conference safe streets conference

Posted by Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on February 13, 2017

Vision Zero conference on March 1, 2017
Annual forum to highlight best practices for safer streets.

The DVSGA believes in safer streets through new design, automated enforcement, education, and targeted goals. We have joined the VisionZero Alliance to advance those goals in the Philadelphia area.

Mark your calendars! March 1, 2017 is the next VisionZero Conference in Philadelphia. Organized by the Bicycle Coalition, VisionZero 2017 takes place at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and will bring together leading experts, elected officials and members of the public to share opportunities and best practices for creating local roadways that respect all human dignity and eliminate traffic deaths.

“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.

The conference’s program will begin with opening remarks from Stanton B. Miller, founding director of the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention, who will speak of what the health community is doing to treat and prevent injuries. Conference-goers will also hear from Channabel Morris, who, since her son’s deadly bicycle hit-and-run crash in Spring 2016, has become a fierce advocate for better engineering through Vision Zero policies at the state and local levels, successfully advocating for an extension to Pennsylvania’s red light camera program alongside the Bicycle Coalition, AAA, and Neighborhood Bike Works.

During opening remarks, Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Channabel Morris, and the Philadelphia Vision Zero Alliance will call upon Harrisburg lawmakers to finally pass a bill enabling speed cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard, the most dangerous road in Philadelphia, and one of the most dangerous stretches of roadway in the country.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson University Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street Phila PA 19107


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