Thursday, September 9, 2021

Webinar Opportunities Through Vision Zero

 

Exploring the Future of Autonomous Driving & Vision Zero

September 22, 2021 @ 10 am – 11 am PT / 1 pm – 2 pm ET

We invite Vision Zero champions to join us in talking with leaders in the AV world about critical traffic safety priorities and plans. We see value in expanding communication and understanding between these two growing realms – particularly around safety goals – and we welcome your questions and ideas. We’ll be joined by leaders at AV companies Waymo & Cruise, and PAVE, a coalition of partners dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about automated vehicles. Register here.

Re-thinking the Role of Enforcement in Traffic Safety Work: Our Roles within Vision Zero / part 1

September 29, 2021 @ 10 am – 11 am PT / 1 pm – 2 pm ET

Recognizing inequities and injustices in some longtime traffic safety strategies, many communities are re-thinking the traditional role of traffic enforcement. We invite you to add your voice to ensure Vision Zero efforts are both effective and equitable. We will be joined by Charles Brown of Equitable Cities, Warren Logan of the City of Oakland, and Ethan Fawley of the City of Minneapolis. We’ll reflect on ways that work within traditional traffic safety models – particularly related to law enforcement and the criminal justice system – perpetuates unjust and unsafe systems for people of color and low-income people. And, we’ll discuss ways to adjust Vision Zero efforts for positive change. Register here.

Re-thinking the Role of Enforcement in Traffic Safety Work: City to City / part 2

October 28, 2021 @ 12 pm -1 pm PT / 3 pm - 4 pm ET

As more communities re-think the traditional role of enforcement in traffic safety work, we invite you to the second in a series of conversations about how Vision Zero cities can lead positive change.
 
Jenn Fox, of Vision Zero Network, will host a panel of city staff who are thinking about and acting on the need to ensure traffic safety efforts, including enforcement, are both effective and equitable. We’ll be joined by Marlon Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Portland Police Bureau, and Clay Veka of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, who will share learnings from their cross-departmental work. And we’ll hear the perspectives and experiences of two of the longest-running Vision Zero programs in the country with Juan Martinez, of NYC, and Allison Schwartz, of the Seattle Department of Transportation. We’ll discuss ways to align Vision Zero efforts for positive change, in part by recognizing and addressing inequities and injustices in some traditional traffic safety strategies. Register here.
And, from the National Transportation Safety Board: Roundtable Discussion: Safe Vehicles as Part of a Safe SystemSeptember 9, 2021 @ 11 am – 1 pm PT / 2 pm – 4 pm ET. In the third roundtable of the NTSB’s Safe System Series, they’ll define safe vehicles and discuss how vehicles can contribute to a Safe System. Join Chair Homendy, NTSB staff, industry representatives, and advocates to explore this important safety issue. Register here.