Schedule

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome/Election Watch Reception
Invite Only
Presented by Bird

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Day One Main Conference Schedule 

Tickets are still available!

Due to limited capacity you must pre-register for the Outside Advocate training session.
You can pre-register on the day of the conference at check in only.
All other day one break out sessions are first come, first serve.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
 

8:00 AM – 8: 10 AM
Welcome Remarks
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
 

8:10 AM-9:00 AM
Keynote Address - Janette-Sadik Khan
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Livable Streets in the Age of Vehicle Terror: Are New Crash Barriers in Global Cities Helping or Hurting?
Lerner Hall Room 477
DESCRIPTION TBA
 

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Measuring Equity: Data-Based Evaluation and Improvement
Lerner Hall Room 555
Equity is a major consideration in Vision Zero, but many cities don’t know how to define, measure, or track it. This panel will discuss strategies to evaluate equity using different methodologies on a variety of projects, and best practices and case studies for integrating equity into decision-making, in particular around project prioritization and performance measures.
 

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Message Strategies for Engaging New Audiences and Making Change on Street Safety
Lerner Hall Broadway Room
Activists play a critical role in the success of every Vision Zero initiative, from the initial city commitment to ongoing policy development and implementation. This panel will examine successful case studies and strategies safe streets advocates use to increase their power and convince skeptical officials and community members.
 

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Keynote Address - Vishaan Chakrabarti
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
 

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
Remarks - Logan Green
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Winning Sweeping, Systemic Improvements to How Urban Streets are Designed and Managed
Lerner Hall Room 477
The overwhelming majority of city streets are, by their very design, discriminatory, dangerous and deficient, and it is clear that cities have a moral, and increasingly legal, obligation to deliver street design that is safe and inclusive. This panel will discuss how we can move past our current situation, where necessary street safety and accessibility upgrades are optional, highly politicized, and won only with intensive organizing efforts.
 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Navigating the Bureaucracy: Securing Vision Zero Funding, Guaranteeing Intergovernmental Success, and the Financial Future of Vision Zero
Lerner Hall Room 555
Successful Vision Zero campaigns require significant buy-in from policymakers. This panel will discuss the scope of the investment cities need to make, and will need to make, to rise to the challenge of Vision Zero, as well as effective management plans to ensure stakeholders can communicate effectively and work collaboratively toward the common goal of eliminating traffic violence.
 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Implementing and Expanding Vision Zero in School Zones Across the World
Lerner Hall Broadway Room
Road traffic deaths and injuries are among the most tragic, and preventable, health crises affecting youth across the world. This panel will discuss successful infrastructure interventions, traffic regulations and their enforcement, and advocacy, education, and communication strategies utilized across the world to make the streets near schools safe for all kids.

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

1:45-2:45 PM
Responsible Advocacy: Holistic Movements and Expanding the Vision Zero Coalition
Lerner Hall Room 477
It is imperative that advocates call and work for the Vision Zero ideal to be more intersectional. This panel will discuss how transportation and safety advocates can work in solidarity and conjunction with displacement, criminal justice, housing, and other advocates, and how to best talk about these intersections with our own program participants.
 

1:45-2:45 PM
Incorporating New and Future Transit Modes Into a Vision Zero City
Lerner Hall Room 555
From dockless bicycles, to electric bikes and scooters, to real-time ride-sharing, how people move around in a Vision Zero city is rapidly changing. This panel will examine how cities can adapt to an evolving modal share in ways that are safe, equitable, and sustainable.
 

1:45-2:45 PM
Integrating Vision Zero Into Freight Safety, Driver Education, and the Workforce
Lerner Hall Broadway Room
Increasingly, the majority of daily drivers are not private motorists, but professionals -- municipal employees, for-hire vehicle drivers, and delivery fleets with an outsize involvement in traffic fatalities. This panel will seek to determine what role Vision Zero does, and should, play in corporate responsibility for training and deploying these industries, and how cities can make the hundreds of millions of miles these fleets drive every year more safe.
 

12:30 PM – 2:45 PM*
The Outside Advocate**
Lerner Hall Room 568
The Outside Advocate cultural competency training is an anti-bias and anti-privilege seminar for cycling advocates who seek to establish or maintain healthy partnerships with organizations and community members of color. The seminar focuses on dissecting patterns of oppression that are habitually perpetuated through “outside” outreach efforts.
Led by: Courtney Williams, Chief Strategist for The Brown Bike Girl

*This training will span two breakout sessions

**While the other sessions are first come, first serve, due to limited capacity you must pre-register for the Outside Advocate. You can pre-register on the day of the conference at check in only.
 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 4

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Vision Zero on the Ballot: Running on Street Safety and the Future of Vision Zero Leadership
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
Vision Zero is no longer just good policy -- it’s increasingly becoming good politics, too. This special panel, featuring some of the country’s strongest elected advocates for street safety, will discuss strategies for convincing a skeptical electorate, and the importance of political leadership and commitment to achieving Vision Zero.

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Day One Closing Reception
Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium
Presented by Lyft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Day Two Workshop Schedule

Attendees for day two workshops must be pre-registered.

Premium and Deluxe ticket holders will receive an email with instructions on how to select their pre-paid workshops after registering for their day one ticket.

Individual level ticket holders must register their workshops separately from their main day conference registration.


Register today!

 

8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Managing Speed for Safety: A Workshop to Advance Vision Zero in Local Communities
LOCATION TBA
Increasing commitment to Vision Zero across the U.S. is encouraging interest in and appetite for managing speed for safety. What’s the right approach for a Vision Zero community? Join us for this interactive workshop to learn the latest in proven speed management strategies from leading experts and practitioners at both the national and local levels.

Led by the Institute of Transportation Engineers & the Vision Zero Network
 

9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM*
The Outside Advocate
LOCATION TBA
The Outside Advocate cultural competency training is an anti-bias and anti-privilege seminar for cycling advocates who seek to establish or maintain healthy partnerships with organizations and community members of color. The seminar focuses on dissecting patterns of oppression that are habitually perpetuated through “outside” outreach efforts.

Led by Courtney Williams, Chief Strategist for The Brown Bike Girl

*Please note, this workshop is not in two sessions. It will take place twice.
 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Navigating the Coming L-Train Shutdown
LOCATION TBA
On this tour, join Transportation Alternatives along the "L-Ternative" above ground bike train. See how the city and ordinary commuters will cope with the loss of a major subway line. See the bike and high capacity bus lanes on Grand Street, Delancy Street, and 12th/13th Street, as well as a future (mostly) car-free 14th Street. See how major pinch points like the Williamsburg bridge present incredible challenges for planners and commuters alike. We will stop and eat at local bike-friendly establishments for food and refreshments along the way.

Led by Transportation Alternatives
 

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Running and Winning Legislative Campaigns for Street Safety
LOCATION TBA
Drawing from the lessons of the hard-fought speed safety camera campaign and Transportation Alternatives' "Your City, Your Voice" training series, this session will touch on best practices and strategies for legislative campaigns and help prepare advocates to organize—and win—these critical fights for Vision Zero across the country.

Led by Tom DeVito, Senior Director of Advocacy for Transportation Alternatives
 

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Rethinking Pedestrian Safety in Working Class Communities
LOCATION TBA
Using art as an outreach tool, we can create a space where people can imagine, investigate, construct, and reflect on the street. This hands-on workshop will help make it possible to engage everyone in the planning process through self and collective discovery, using our bodies as a planning tool to understand and interface with the built environment.

Led by James Rojas, Founder of Place It!
 

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Multi-Modal New York: Pedestrian-Friendly Flushing, Interborough Select Bus Service, and Dockless Bike Share in the Bronx
LOCATION TBA
Join Transportation Alternatives for this interactive tour of multimodal New York as we peruse Flushing, Queens on foot—experiencing some of its famous landmarks and restaurants—before hopping on a select bus to the Bronx to check out the latest in New York City bike sharing.

Led by Transportation Alternatives and John Choe, Executive Director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Closing Reception
Invite Only

 

Friday, November 9, 2018
Families for Safe Streets Full Day Session 


Invite only full day session for Families for Safe Streets members.

 

9:00 AM - 9:30AM
Breakfast

9:30AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Advocacy Through Storytelling
Led by Benaifer Bhadha, an advocacy trainer and arts activist who has fostered the storytelling of marginalized groups locally, in her home country of India, Eastern Europe, and Africa, this experiential workshop will help FSS members share their personal stories as a vehicle for making change. Ideal for those who are regular public speakers and those who are shy as can be.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch with optional Fundraising Workshop
Learn the basics of launching a fundraising campaign for your chapter with crowdsourcing, individual donor development, events management, and more. This workshop will be facilitated by Michelle Yanche and Tricia Blanchard who lead the fundraising efforts for Good Shepherd Services, one of NYC’s largest social service organizations and an agency that has been horrifically impacted by traffic violence.

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Member Outreach & Engagement
Are you wondering how you can find traffic crash victims and sensitively but effectively engage them? Come learn from the experts at Everytown, the largest victim-led anti-gun violence advocacy program.

2:30PM - 3:45PM
How to Identify a Campaign and Win
Learn tools and techniques from the experts at Transportation Alternatives for identifying  advocacy campaigns and effectively fighting for change.

 

** All programming is subject to change

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