2021 Safe Walking Summit

Safe Walking Summit: The Role of Community in Walkability

On June 10, 2021, NVRC hosted a Safe Walking Summit, which focused on the role of community action in pedestrian safety and walkability.  

The summit featured two successful community programs: Bike Walk RVA Sports Backers and their community counts, and Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets, and their near-miss crowdsourcing program.  

Watch the video below:

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0:02:55 Keynote Speakers 

Ralph Beuhler, Virginia Tech

Mike McGinn, America Walks

Kimberly Burt, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

0:46:10 Community Initiatives

Moderator: Sonya Breehey, Washington Coalition for Smarter Growth

Mike Doyle, NoVA Families for Safe Streets

ShaCoria Shelton, Bike Walk RVA

1:10:51 Engaging Local Government Panel

Moderator: Lisa Campbell, Bike Loudoun

Christine Mayeur, City of Alexandria

Laura Ghosh, Loudoun County

Alex Vanegas, Prince William County

Heidi Mitter, VDOT Northern Office

John Bolecek, VDOT Headquarters

1:45:57 Ways to Engage: Actions, Recommendations, Next Steps

Moderator: Kate Kraft, America Walks

Presenters and panelists

Summit Resources

Community Leadership in Pedestrian Safety Resources

Rationale for Selecting Bike Ped Count Locations

Standard Screenline Count Form

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

This program was a part of the Share Virginia Roads safety campaign and represents a partnership with Bike Walk RVA, NoVA FSS, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Bike Loudoun, and America Walks. This summit is funded by a Virginia DMV Highway Safety Grant.

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