We were joined on October 14th by an esteemed panel of transportation safety pros to talk about the challenges and opportunities to safe mobility during this trying time of continued pandemic conditions.
Recognizing that COVID-19 is, in many ways, transforming life as we know it in both short-term and potentially long-term ways, this panel discussion took a deep dive into experiences and ideas to center safety, health and justice in our transportation work.
Vision Zero Network was pleased to be joined by the following:
- Kristin Smith, Head of Road Safety Policy, at Uber;
- Jane Terry, VP of Government Affairs, National Safety Council;
- Pam Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement, Governors Highway Safety Association;
- Bill Nesper, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists;
- Marco Conner DiAquoi, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives;
- Nat Beuse, Board member with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Head of Safety at Uber Advanced Technologies Group.
Discussion topics included how these organizations are focusing differently in some areas because of the pandemic; how to recognize opportunities for lasting, positive change safe mobility; and how to re-imagine the appropriate role of police enforcement in traffic safety efforts.
Intrigued? You can watch the panel recording here:
Thanks to all the panelists for sharing their time and expertise. And thanks to Uber for sponsoring this event.