Nichole Altmix is the New York City Department of Transportation’s Executive Director for Transportation Planning & Management, where she directs the activities of the units responsible for complete street safety projects, strategic planning, traffic engineering, and geometric design and construction. She is dedicated to improving safety throughout New York City, by managing projects and programs to enhance the bicycle, pedestrian, bus, truck and vehicular networks. She designs, plans and implements large, complex street improvement projects, such as Queens Boulevard, and works closely with communities on safety, mobility and accessibility enhancements for all road users. Nichole has significant experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning, traffic calming, and intersection and corridor redesigns. Nichole has been with NYCDOT since 2010 and previously worked as a journalist. She has a Master’s of Urban Planning from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Northern Illinois University. Nichole grew up outside of Chicago and has lived in New York City since 2002.
Sangeeta Badlani is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries from motor vehicle crashes. She and her husband Sunil established the Nikhil Badlani Foundation in July 2011 to honor the memory of their 11-year-old son, Nikhil who was killed by a distracted driver who ran through a STOP sign in South Orange, NJ.
The mission of the Foundation is to expand and enhance the lives of citizens in West Orange, New Jersey, and neighboring communities through individualized lessons for underserved children who are talented musicians, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, and traffic safety awareness and education for all.
Sangeeta was recognized by the Mayor of West Orange township as "Citizen of the Year" in 2015 and also by AAA Northeast as the "Traffic Safety Hero." She manages fundraising, event planning, budget, and administrative operations for the Foundation. She also drives marketing as well as strategic planning for growth. Sangeeta continues to partner with government agencies and officials to host the traffic awareness event, "STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk".
Under Sangeeta's leadership, the Foundation has accomplished the following:
- “Nikhil’s Law," a key component of the NJ DMV written test rolled out to the New Jersey high schools.
- Hosted STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk for the last six years to raise traffic safety awareness with over 800 people in attendance each year.
- Presented at Driver's Ed workshops to over 2,500 students from West Orange, Nutley and Westfield High Schools.
- Educated over 1,200 students on safe driving practices through an immersive exercise of creating traffic safety artwork in 12 high schools in NJ, additionally engaged over 15,000 students through traffic safety trivia.
- Partnered with NJ Transit to run public service announcements (featuring artwork created by students) in the NJ transit buses, Light Rails and stations throughout New Jersey, thereby getting the message out to thousands of commuters.
- Donated 150 reflector strips with imprints of “Drive Smart. Save a Life.” to Police Departments in Essex and Union county.
- Partnered with the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ to raise traffic safety awareness in teens by sponsoring the U Got Brains School Champions Program since 2012.
- Educated over 1,200 students on safe driving practices through an immersive exercise of creating traffic safety artwork in 12 high schools in NJ, additionally engaged over 15,000 students through traffic safety trivia.
Recently inspired by the Families For Safe Streets, Sangeeta is leading the effort to launch Families for Safe Streets New Jersey chapter.
Blair Graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor degree in Marketing. After graduating, he held numerous jobs in accounting, sales, and consulting before landing with AT&T. Blair has a current tenure of 16 years at AT&T, where he has gained an extensive background in Sales, Management, Corporate Strategy, Big Data Analytics, and Social Good.
Blair re-entered academia in 2009 to achieve a MBA in Management. While attending DBU, Blair felt a calling to teach at the college level, and became an adjunct professor at DBU specializing in Sales and Marketing studies. He believes that many of the corporate disciplines that embody our American culture have negative perception. His mission as an educator is to help others realize, grow, and apply other’s professional gifts.
The educational experiences of teaching at a higher education level influenced Blair’s long term business goals to increase Corporate Social Responsibility efforts of AT&T using Big Data Analytics. Blair was placed in charge of AT&T’s Big Data for Social Good program in late 2015. His experience and expertise in developing corporate strategy initiatives has shaped AT&T’s position as a leader in helping drive alignment with Analytics in Corporate Responsibility practices.
Blair is currently the sitting chair of TSR’s Local Demonstration Workgroup where he drives data analytics practices to assist in road safety initiatives.
Laura Bliss is a staff writer at CityLab, where she covers transportation and urban policy. Her writing about urban life has also appeared in the Atlantic, Los Angeles, GOOD, Sierra, and other magazines. Raised in a cross-hatch of Los Angeles freeways, she's learning the streets of New York by foot and bike.
Charles Brown, MPA is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 15 years of public and private sector experience in transportation planning, policy, and research, and extensive experience in community development across three states: Mississippi, Florida and New Jersey. He is considered a national thought leader and a leading voice in bike equity, environmental justice, open streets, and complete streets policy adoption and implementation. His current research focuses on the impact of crime on walking frequency and propensity as well as removing barriers to bicycling for blacks, Latinos, and women of color. He is an instructor of an advanced course on environmental justice for the National Transit Institute, and a member of course faculty for the Walkability Action Institute hosted by the CDC and NACDD. His work has been featured by or quoted in the New York Times, NPR, Streetsblog Los Angeles and Chicago, CityLab, and various other national and local media outlets.
Tamika joined the LACBC staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Before Liberty Hill, Tamika worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. As the CA Director, she was responsible for the development of all of Young Invincibles’ programs in California. Tamika was responsible for building out Young Invincibles’ operations on the West Coast and grew the office to the largest regional office outside of their DC headquarters. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Tamika currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Literary, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, and New Leaders Council - Los Angeles, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program.
Anna Caffarelli, MHS, is Special Initiatives Director for the Injury and Violence Prevention Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She has more than 16 years of experience in public health, and currently works on initiatives to prevent falls among older adults, promote traffic safety, and improve child safety.
Jeffrey Calibaba is the Chief Operating Officer of ATS Traffic. One of many solutions developed by Jeffrey and the ATS Traffic team is the “Vision Zero Advocate Institute” an innovative program designed to assist communities with Vision Zero implementation, and elimination of serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. Supported by “The Road to Vision Zero” book, this program is saving lives.
Jeffrey started his career in 1985, when as a practicing paramedic, he wrote a technical medical reference book that sold over 250,000 copies in 15 editions worldwide. Following this, he founded a medical supply distribution company that became a premier distributor and marketer of the foremost Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the market. Jeffrey also created and patented the “HeartSave Awareness Program,” a process that has been implemented and credited for saving lives and raising awareness 12 different countries, detailed in Jeffery’s second book, “A Heart for the Community.”
Kris Carter is the Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. He is a non-practicing engineer, an optimistic urban planner, and a self-taught filmmaker. He has a not so secret love for Boston (his adopted home) and working through challenging human-centered urban problems. Kris has been nationally recognized by the APA for his blending of storytelling and urban planning and the Federal Labs Consortium for his innovation in transportation work.
After her 12-year-old son Sammy was killed in 2013. Amy Cohen joined with others and helped found TransAlt’s Families for Safe Streets (FSS) in NYC. Amy’s efforts with FSS were instrumental in Albany’s passage of the new 25mph speed limit as well the current 140 speed safety camera pilot. Amy is currently a Steering Committee member and is leading FSS’ fight in Albany this spring for every NYC school child to be protected by this critical life-saving tool. She has sadly learned firsthand that slower speeds save lives. A 5-year-old child was hit in the same location as Sammy by a driver obeying the new 25 mph speed limit. Unlike Sammy, the other child survived. Amy is a social worker and was previously an administrator of a large social service agency but is now spending most of her time volunteering for FSS.
Captain Michael Crebs
Third generation law enforcement officer. I started my career in 1980 in Utah. I work at both the Midvale City Police Department and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. During my time in Utah, I worked patrol, Traffic Motorcycles, School Resource Officer, Special Weapons Team and Detectives.
In 1992 I was hired by the Portland Police Bureau. While at the Police Bureau, I worked my way through the ranks to a Civil Service Captain. As Captain, I have served in numerous assignments including Training Captain, School Police Captain, Precinct Commander, Transit Commander, Detective Commander and Assist Chief for two different Chiefs of Police. I am currently assigned as the Captain of the Traffic Division which includes the Motorcycle Unit, K-9 Unit, Special Events Unit and Emergency Management Unit.
I have been married for 35 years, have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Hobbies include working out and grocery shopping
Jim has worked on a wide range of transportation projects for municipalities in Washington State in the past 15 years. Jim currently oversees the planning and implementation of SDOT’s Vision Zero Plan – a multifaceted effort to reduce collisions and save lives through street designs that prioritize safety, public education and engagement, and targeted enforcement. Previously, he created SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program and contributed to the development of Seattle’s Road Safety Action Plan which set a zero fatality goal for Seattle in 2012.
Dean Matthew Diller
Fordham Law School
Matthew Diller is Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He previously served as Dean of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 2009 to 2015.
Natalie Draisin is the Manager of the North American Office and the United Nations Representative for the FIA Foundation. The FIA Foundation is an innovative global road safety philanthropy which focuses on high impact strategic advocacy in road traffic injury prevention and motor vehicle fuel efficiency to ensure ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ mobility for all. Draisin advocated for the inclusion of road safety in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and helped gather Congressional signatures on a letter to the World Bank, requesting minimum safety performance metrics on their roads. She also secured language prioritizing a safe and healthy journey to school for all children in the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda, and road safety language in the UN High Level Political Forum.
Dr. Torian Easterling
Dr. Torian Easterling is the Assistant Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity's Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center the NYC Department of Health. In this role, he is responsible, for oversight on public health programs with a focus to address health inequities in North and Central Brooklyn and enhancing opportunities to strengthen relationships and partnerships with community members and key stakeholders. Dr. Easterling is a board-certified physician in both family medicine and preventive medicine. He completed his training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Torian Easterling has served as the Assistant Professor in both the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. While at Rutgers, Dr. Easterling oversaw the training of medical students in both primary care and service-learning opportunities and focused his research efforts on health promotion and chronic disease management of adults and children, specifically men of color and global health medical education in developing countries.
Dr. Alexander Epstein is an engineering analyst in the Office of Policy, Planning & Environment at the Volpe Center, the federal research lab of the USDOT. In this role, Epstein evaluates and advises on the effectiveness, safety, and sustainability of advanced vehicle and fuel technologies, partnering with transportation leaders to increase urban street safety. He also researches the impacts of growing vehicle automation on the urban transportation system.
Nicole Ferrara is one of the newest members of the Oakland Department of Transportation, and will be leading Oakland’s effort to develop a Vision Zero policy and program. Until recently, Nicole was the Executive Director of Walk San Fransisco, growing the organization from two to eight staff, and a powerful voice for people who walk at City Hall and in the media. Nicole led the charge to win the City of San Francisco’s adoption of Vision Zero, build a Vision Zero Coalition of community based organizations, change policies to prioritize people on foot, and win funding for improvements to the walking environment. Nicole also worked at Prevention Institute, training communities across the U.S. on policy and media advocacy strategies for healthy, equitable places. Nicole is the chair of the Vision Zero Network’s Advisory Committee, and serves on the board for the Alliance for Biking and Walking. Nicole has served on the Caltrans District 4 Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the City of Berkeley Transportation Commission. Nicole holds a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.
Rosanne Ferruggia is Chicago's Vision Zero Coordinator, based within the Chicago Department of Transportation. She has led the interdepartmental planning process for the Vision Zero Chicago Action Plan and will coordinate public outreach and implementation. Rosanne earned her Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. Her prior ten-year career in marketing and advocacy guides her current work as a planner, emphasizing high quality public engagement and communications.
Kate Fillin-Yeh is NACTO’s Director of Strategy working on bike share, safety, project delivery, and other policy issues. Prior to NACTO, Kate has close to a decade of experience in transportation policy and implementation at the New York City Departments of Transportation (NYC DOT) and of City Planning. At NYC DOT, Kate designed and implemented Citi Bike, the nation’s largest and most heavily used bike share program, and was a lead author of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan. Recent NACTO publications include “Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride,” and the Next City op-ed, “How We’ll Know When We’re Getting Bike Equity Right.”
Charlotte Fleetwood is a planner and project manager with the Boston Transportation Department who leads the city's Vision Zero Task Force. She has a background in landscape design as well as planning and managed several park and streetscape design projects in Boston. She studied dog parks in NYC for her landscape thesis project in 2008 and designed one that got built in Dorchester. She won a coveted Golden Shoe award from WalkBoston in 2016.
Nat Gale works for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation as the Campaign Director for Vision Zero, coordinating LADOT's involvement in the campaign to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025. Nat's team focuses on policy, programs, and design that that prioritizes the safety of the most vulnerable users on our roads. Previously, he worked in Mayor Eric Garcetti's administration leading the Great Streets Initiative, a community development program focused at improving quality of life, health, and safety for Los Angeles neighborhoods. He is an avid urbanist, dedicated transit-user, and a proud pedestrian.
Council Member Vanessa Gibson
Vanessa L. Gibson was elected to the New York City Council in November 2013 and proudly represents the 16th District of the Bronx, including the Claremont, Claremont Village, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morrisania, Morris Heights, and Mount Eden communities.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Gibson has spent her career serving the people of the Bronx. Rising rapidly from intern in 2001 to District Manager in 2003, Gibson worked tirelessly alongside then-Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene, ensuring the needs of the community were met and well represented in Albany. After working for Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene for several years, a vacancy would be created when Ms. Greene became the Deputy Borough President in May of 2009, to work alongside the newly elected Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr. On June 2, 2009, Vanessa L. Gibson was successful in winning a special election to fill the vacant seat of her mentor and former boss, Aurelia Greene. She became the Assemblywoman of the 77th District and set upon an ambitious agenda to improve the quality of life of her constituents in community and residents throughout Bronx County. As a Member of the Assembly Banks, Corporations, Cities, Children and Families, Housing and Small Business Committees, Assemblywoman Gibson strongly advocated for education, higher education, economic development, quality healthcare and access to affordable housing for residents in the district. Assemblywoman Gibson would serve in the State Assembly for 4 years before deciding to run for the 16th Council District to replace the outgoing Council Member Helen Diane Foster.
As a Council Member, Gibson was appointed by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to serve as Chair of the Committee on Public Safety (the first woman and person of color to chair this Committee) which works closely with the NYPD, District Attorneys, Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Mayor’s Director of Criminal Justice and the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Gibson has been a leader on public safety issues and an advocate for affordable housing, tenant protection, increased training for our police officers, and school climate change. She has passed legislation that will help the City better understand the realities of discipline in our public schools, helped to fund the first ever Bronx Children’s Museum and a plan to revitalize the abandoned Fulton prison into a one stop economic development center for holistic re-entry assistance. Current policy projects include bringing body cameras to the NYPD, addressing the rights of detainees on Riker’s Island and coordinating social services in high crime areas. Gibson looks forward to working with all stakeholders to continue to strike a balance between police reform and the public safety of all New Yorkers.
In addition to serving as Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Safety, Gibson is a member of the Committee on Courts and Legal services, the Committee on General Welfare, the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Sanitation and Waste Management. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Albany and a Master’s of Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College.
Adam is a Senior Advisor with AARP’s State Advocacy & Strategy Integration team, which is responsible for supporting state level advocates working on issues such as transportation and housing (his areas of specialization), health care, financial security, utilities, and more in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Prior to joining AARP, Adam worked for Consumers Union, the independent, non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, where he lobbied the federal government on consumer issues. He has also worked as a legislative assistant to Congressman David Skaggs (D-CO) covering a variety of legislative and regulatory issues, as well as for a federally funded non-profit corporation, and on consumer and public safety issues for Maryland Delegate Bill Bronrott. Adam is a graduate of Miami University, with a B.A. in political science and sociology. He also holds a J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law.
Kurosh Hashemi is a member of the Philips Lighting Research team in Cambridge, MA. He works with a close-knit team to lay the strategy and roadmap for Philips Lighting technologies to make public spaces safer and more accessible. His interests include sustainability, smartcities, sensor networks, travel & transportation, and biking. Kurosh holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was Co-President of the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative.
Sarah Jones is the Planning Director at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), where she leads a team of 40 transportation planners engaged in a variety of multimodal short-and long-range planning efforts for San Francisco’s transportation system. Prior to joining SFMTA, Sarah spent 10 years at the San Francisco Planning Department, including 3 years as Director of Environmental Planning. In that role, she initiated San Francisco’s action to eliminate vehicle LOS as a measure of environmental impact. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from Stanford University and a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives with her family in San Francisco.
Andrew (Andy) Kaplan
Andy Kaplan is currently serving as the chair of a technical working group of the Institute of Transportation Engineers developing a toolbox to support the implementation of Vision Zero; as well as a member of various safety-related NCHRP panels, TRB committees, and professional societies.
His day job is Assistant Manager of the Port Authority of NY &NJ’s Agency Operations Center (AOC) group within Traffic Engineering. The AOC is a 24/7 consolidated, streamlined operations center that coordinates between the Port Authority’s various multi-modal transportation assets, and regional transportation partners.
Prior to this role, Mr. Kaplan served as the program manager of the Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) at Rutgers CAIT. In that capacity, he has served as a national expert in transportation safety, and continues to be active in setting the direction of safety research.
Locally, Mr. Kaplan currently serves as the president of the New Jersey Section of ASCE. Additionally, Mr. Kaplan serves as the vice chairman of the non-profit New Brunswick Office of Innovation. Mr. Kaplan holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering, as well as a Masters in Construction Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Mary Beth Kelly
Keith T. Kerman is a Deputy Commissioner at New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the City's first Chief Fleet Officer. Keith focuses on fleet and driver safety as an agency lead for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative. Keith also leads efforts in shared servicing, sustainability, emergency management, and performance measurement, and oversees the nation's largest municipal fleet with nearly 30,000 units and over $850 million in annual expenditures. Keith is a 23 year veteran of NYC government, having served as Chief and then Assistant Commissioner of Citywide Operations for NYC Parks prior to his current role. And, while he manages fleets, Keith commuted to work by bike for over a decade.
Michael King joined BuroHappold Engineering as a principal in 2017. Michael specializes in the interplay between mobility and urban design. Originally trained in architecture, Michael has always had a passion for the life between buildings – with a nod to Jan Gehl. The Department of Transportation owns and operates the space between buildings (i.e. the streets) in New York City so he went to work there. He taught himself traffic planning and safety and became the agency’s first Director of Traffic Calming. After a research sabbatical in Germany at the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Michael joined the private sector.
Michael’s work has taken him across the United States and around the globe. He has projects realized in New York, Santa Monica, Rio de Janiero, Dar es Salaam, Abu Dhabi, and Guangzhou. The work includes complete streets, traffic calming, bicycle infrastructure, road diets, transit-oriented development, downtown plans, and pedestrian safety. He has written extensively on the subject, including authoring “Complete Streets Chicago” and co-authoring the “Urban Street Design Guide of the National Association of City Transportation Officials.” He is a proponent of the Socratic method of discovery and has organized and lead numerous training workshops, from Florianópolis to Kampala to Manila. He served on the national Safe Routes to School Task Force in 2008, was recognized as the Professional of the Year by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in 2013, and was given the key to the city of Manila in 2016.
Julia Kite is the Policy and Research Director at Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocates for biking, walking, and safer streets. As part of TransAlt’s mission to reclaim streets for all New Yorkers and to advocate for initiatives that bring the city closer to achieving Vision Zero, she guides the organization’s evidence-based policy initiatives and undertakes research on topics including automated enforcement, safe street redesign, and cycling expansion. Prior to joining TransAlt, she worked as a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute in London. Julia holds an MA from UC-Berkeley, an MSc with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Columbia University.
In January 2013, Judith Kottick confronted the unimaginable when her 23-year-old daughter, Ella Bandes, was killed by a distracted bus driver while walking home after work on the Brooklyn/Queens border. After working for a year on their own to seek changes at what had already been deemed a dangerous intersection, Judy and her husband, Ken Bandes, found others who have experienced similar tragedies and with the support of Transportation Alternatives, formed Families For Safe Streets. Judy is on the steering committee of FSS and coordinates the Peer Support Network and Speaker Series. She is also working with a group of similar families in New Jersey as they start their own FSS chapter. When not volunteering for FSS, Judy is the Director of Mental Health for one of the nation’s leading fertility centers, RMA NJ in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Chava Kronenberg is the Pedestrian Program Manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. She is responsible for implementation of City's WalkFirst program, to improve pedestrian safety and reduce injuries and fatalities on San Francisco's high injury corridors. This $50M program will be implemented through quick and effective street improvements, long term corridor speed reduction efforts and in coordination with other City street improvement efforts.
Chava has worked in transportation planning for over 8 years, including work on transit reliability and bicycle planning in addition to her pedestrian safety work. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her interests include board games, mountain biking and attending musicals.
Madeline Labadie serves as a Senior Analyst for the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) where she manages high-priority initiatives in the Commissioner’s Office, including policy development and project management for Vision Zero. Madeline also represents the TLC on the City’s Vision Zero Interagency Task Force. Her recent projects include passing new work hour rules for for-hire drivers to prevent fatigued driving and publishing reports that detail the safety records for each car service base in New York City. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Anna Luten (1988) is the world’s first Bicycle Mayor. With a background in the bicycle industry working for Giant, Anna understands the impact that the bicycle is having globally. As Bicycle mayor of Amsterdam, she is leading up solutions relating to safety, diversity, infrastructure, and technology, while representing the human face of cycling progress. Now she will promote cycling innovations in NYC together with CycleSpace the group behind the Bicycle Mayor Program and the Global Bike Path. CycleSpace is accelerating the shift from car-centric to human centric cities.
Office of the Bronx District Attorney
Joseph A. McCormack, Esq. is the Chief of Vehicular Crimes Bureau of the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee has designated him the New York State Traffic Resource Prosecutor and, thus he is responsible for statewide trainings of Prosecutors and Law Enforcement in addition to being a statewide legal and practical resource. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the St. John’s University School of Law Criminal Law Institute. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s Law school, since 1999; and he has been named the Adjunct and Clinical Professor of the Year numerous times. He is on the teaching faculty of the National District Attorney’s Association at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina, the New York State District Attorney’s Association at the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute and the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace University School of Law. He is the Chair of the New York State District Attorneys Association Vehicular Crimes Legislation Subcommittee. His writing has been published in the St. John’s Law Review, The Empire State Prosecutor, The Impaired Driving Update and The National Traffic Law Center’s “Between the Lines”. He has written and edited practice guides for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was a 2009 recipient of the NHTSA National Public Service Award. He is a frequent lecturer nationally on vehicular homicide. In his spare time, he teaches the Orangetown Youth Court Program and helps high school students adjudicate their peers arrested for petty crimes. Mr McCormack received a BA from State University of New York at Albany, and a JD from St. John’s School of Law.