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
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.