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2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

Registration is now open for the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit hosted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center.


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When is it?
Tuesday September 24, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where is it?
Rutgers University College Avenue Student Center
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick
(Parking details will be provided to registrants the week before the event)

Who should attend?
This biennial Summit brings together planners, engineers, public officials, health professionals, and others involved with shaping communities throughout New Jersey.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. *AICP and PE credits will be available for attendance.*

Why attend?
Learn how Complete Streets really are for everyone and how you can make your community’s roads more vibrant, safer, and more accommodating for road users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users.

Who will be awarded at this year’s summit?

Excellence Awards:

  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge South Walkway Bicycle and Pedestrian Ramp
  • The Circuit Trails
  • The City of Jersey City
  • New Brunswick Ciclovia
  • Middlesex Greenway
  • Stuyvesant Avenue, Union Township

Champion Awards:

  • Cyndi Steiner, Executive Director (Former), New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
  • Bound Brook and South Bound Brook, Student Ambassadors for Community Health, Somerset County 4-H and Middle Earth (Safe Routes to School Champion)

TENTATIVE PROGRAM: 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

8:30 – 8:55 Breakfast/Sign-in/Networking
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome from NJDOT and the Office of the Governor
  Charles T. Brown, MPA, Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation CenterMichael Russo, Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Office of Planning, Multimodal and Grants AdministrationVinn White, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Trenton, NJA welcome address from the Office of the Governor
9:20 – 10:05 Morning Keynote Address
  Harriet Tregoning, Director, Numo: How will technological, climate, social, and economic disruptors reshape cities and towns in the next couple of decades?  Why is mobility in particular about to change more than it has since the invention of the automobile?  How do places thrive in the face of dynamic and fast-paced change? Hear from NUMO (New Urban Mobility Alliance Director, Harriet Tregoning about how we can anticipate the changes that are coming and help our communities manage these enormous transitions to be better, not worse places to live, work, play, and raise a family.
10:05 – 10:15 Networking Break
10:15 – 11:45 Session 1: NJDOT’s Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide
  Hear from experts as they discuss this one-stop resource for developing effective Complete Streets policies that address safety, equity, health, green streets, and economic vitality. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to update an existing policy, this session will introduce you to various tools and resources, as well as an unprecedented model policy and model checklists. (See the full guide here)

  • Moderator and Economics: Janna Chernetz, Director, New Jersey Policy, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New York, NY
  • Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP/PP, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, NJDOT, Trenton, NJ
  • Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP, Senior Research Program Manager, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Kandyce Perry, Planning and Policy Associate, New Jersey Future, Trenton, NJ
  • Courtney Nelson, Senior Director, Community Health American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, Robbinsville, NJ
11:45 – 1:00 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
1:00 – 1:40 Afternoon Keynote
  Ryan Russo, Director of Transportation, Oakland Department of Transportation Proud and diverse, Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area is facing dramatic challenges of housing affordability, homelessness, displacement and extreme inequity. The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) has quickly become a national model for incorporating equity into transportation planning, policy, programs and operations. In this keynote address, hear from Ryan Russo, OakDOT’s first permanent director, how the department is working to center racial equity in every organizational aspect. Ryan will cover how long-neglected communities are now being more authentically engaged and collaborating with government.
1:40 – 1:45 Networking Break
1:45 – 2:45 Session 2: BREAKOUTS
  2A: Don’t Burn Out or Give Up! Build Your Complete Streets Team Effective Complete Streets programs require more than just passing a policy. In many cases, it requires a team approach–multiple players who collectively advocate for and work to implement complete streets projects.  In this panel, hear the stories of three local champions as they offer strategies for building effective complete streets teams. If you’ve ever felt frustrated over your town’s level of complete streets implementation or feel like you are carrying the weight of a project by yourself, come to this panel for the information and inspiration you need to keep going!

  • Moderator: Kandyce Perry, Planning and Policy Associate, New Jersey Future, Trenton, NJ
  • Matthew Broad, Trenton Health Team, Trenton, NJ
  • Michael Manzella, PP/AICP, Transportation Manager, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Roz Moskowitz Bielski, West Orange Resident

  2B: Future Mobility We will start with an exploration of the current state of micromobility. Both bikes and scooters. This includes the different business models from Spin’s relationship with Ford to what has been Gotcha’s quiet but definite growth model…and everything in between. Using Hoboken, Jersey City, Asbury Park (and a little NYC) we will explore how cities should move forward (and will propose a multi-city, multi-modal, multi-vendor RFEI for 2020).

  • Co-Moderators: Tom Glendening, Urban Developer, E3Think, and Russell Meddin, Curator and Researcher, The Bike-sharing World Map
  • Sean Conner, Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Lime, San Francisco, CA
  • Marisa Rodriguez-McGill, Public Policy Manager, Lyft, New York, NY
  • Louis Pappas, Senior Manager for Transportation and Mobility Policy, Bird, New York, NY
  • Sean Flood, CEO, Gotcha, Charleston, SC
  • Shannon Dulaney, Community Partnerships Manager, East, Spin
  • Sidd Saxena, Founder, WhiteFox, Jersey City

  2C: Complete Streets 101: Getting Started and Free Resources Have you recently heard the buzz around Complete Streets but are unsure how it really works? This session will provide the Complete Streets basics for those just getting started or in need of some inspiration.

  • Moderator: Michael Dannemiller, NV5, Parsippany, NJ
  • Peter Kremer, AICP/PP Senior Supervising Planner, WSP, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Anne Heasly, Sustainable Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Jennifer Duckworth, Tetra Tech & Millburn Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board, Millburn, NJ

2:45 – 2:55 Networking Break
2:55 – 3:55 Session 3: BREAKOUTS
  3A: Vision Zero What is Vision Zero? How can it work in conjunction with New Jersey’s Complete Streets policy to create safer roads for all users? This session will explore the impact of Vision Zero from the perspective of a resident with firsthand experience of the importance of Vision Zero, two cities that have implemented Vision Zero as a policy, and a local transportation management authority.

  • Moderator: Sonia Szczesna, South Jersey Program Manager, New Jersey Policy, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New York, NY
  • Joe Cutrufo, Communications Director, Transportation Alternatives, New York, NY
  • Laura Fredricks, Families for Safe Streets, Greater Philadelphia, PA
  • Barkha Patel, Senior Transportation Planner, Jersey City Division of Planning, Jersey City, NJ
  • Cheryl Kastrenakes, Executive Director, Greater Mercer TMA, West Windsor, NJ

  3B: Greenway Implementation Greenways are growing in popularity around the nation and provide a safe and attractive connection between communities, especially in areas where on-road infrastructure is not easily achieved. How do they work with Complete Streets? This session will explore this question and what it takes to implement a greenway from various perspectives including implementation at the county and regional level.

  • Moderator: Annette Schultz, Supervising Planner, NV5, Parsippany, NJ
  • Liz Sewell, Trails Development Manager, Rails to Trails, Camden, NJ
  • Rick Lear, Middlesex County Parks & Recreation Director, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Tim Brill, Central Jersey Project Manager, NJ Conservation Foundation, Far Hills, NJ

  3C: Future Mobility Part 2 We are only at the beginning of a trillion-dollar global mobility revolution, and New Jersey is a hot spot. This second “Future Mobility” panel will look to create a holistic “complete street” vision for the future of urban mobility (including the street as a “revenue center”).  We will identify threats such as the climate crisis and opportunities (or not) of congestion pricing as well as the megatechs, AI, IoT and Blockchain. We will also leaf in the concept of the street as a “revenue center.” And using Hoboken as a case study, we will then deep dive on how streets should evolve to best serve residents (e.g. micro mobility corrals, enforcement).

  • Co-Moderators: Tom Glendening, Urban Developer, E3Think and Russell Meddin, Founder, Bike Share Philadelphia
  • Brandon Harp, Strategic Partner Manager, Electrosonic, New York, NY
  • David Reed, Director of Sales, Zagster, Boston, MA
  • Emanuele Ancorini, Senior Advisor, Bzzt AB
  • Shabazz Stuart, Founder, Oonee, New York, NY
  • Holly Parker, Founder, Less Road Travelled, Coventry, CT
  • Star Childs, CEO, Citiesense, New York, NY


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