Open Streets – What happened, what did we learn and what’s next?
During the pandemic North American cities and towns provided greater space for active mobility and social distancing – but will they now disappear?
Hear from advocates, practitioners and experts about the scope of the open streets response, the effects on active living and mobility, and challenges with implementation and community engagement. What lessons did we learn as the open streets movement transitions into a post-pandemic world?
Date: Wednesday, June 9th
Time: 11:00 am to 12 noon Pacific Time
Learn More About Our Presenters
Warren Logan serves as the Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Oakland. Warren works closely with the City’s Department of Transportation, Public Works Department and other Bay Area public agencies to develop strategies that advance the city’s vision for safe and sustainable transportation for everyone. .
Dr. Tabitha Combs has expertise in transport and land use planning, the built environment-travel behavior connection, equity impacts of new mobility innovations, and transport planning in developing contexts.She has a particular focus on understanding the social and environmental impacts of transport policies. She has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an undergraduate degree from Davidson College.
Clara Cantor, Community Organizer, is excited to be putting her background in programs, volunteer management, and leadership development to good use advocating for safe streets with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. She believes in the power of grassroots organizing, the importance of equity and inclusion in our movement, and the incredible value of befriending neighbors.
Matt Ainsley is the Market Strategist for Eco-Counter in Montreal. Matt’s role in Eco-Counter revolves around ensuring organizations have the best tools necessary to collect and communicate robust, accurate, and powerful bike and pedestrian count data.
José Leal (moderator) At MIG, his projects have encompassed everything from complete streets, parks, schools, and recreation facilities. As Director of the Tribal Nation Building Studio, José is responsible for guiding an interdisciplinary studio of designers, planners, engineers, and scientists to provide engagement, planning, and design services.