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Open Streets for Pedestrians and Bicyclists during COVID-19

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Contributors

  • Moderator: Mike Lydon, Principal | Street Plans

    Mike Lydon is a Founding Principal of Street Plans and leads the firm’s New York City office. Mike is the creator of the The Open Streets Project and the globally acclaimed series of digital publications, Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol. 1 – 5. With Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, Mike is the co-author of The Smart Growth Manual (McGraw Hill, 2009). With Tony Garcia, Mike is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize and co-author of Tactical Urbanism (Island Press, 2015), named by Planetizen as one of the top planning books of the past decade. The same news site named Lydon as one of the top 100 most influential urbanists of all-time.

  • Megan Wier, Safe Streets Division Manager | City of Oakland, CA

    Megan Wier, MPH, is the Safe Streets Division Manager for the City of Oakland’s Department of Transportation and oversees the bike and pedestrian program, traffic engineering, traffic maintenance, and signal operations teams to strategically advance a safe, equitable transportation system for the Oakland community. Prior to starting at OakDOT in early 2020, Megan was the Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability at the San Francisco Department of Public Health where she worked for over a decade at the intersection of health, equity and transportation in partnership with city agencies and community stakeholders. She co-chaired San Francisco’s Vision Zero Task and directed nationally-leading data systems and comprehensive surveillance that informed data-driven, evidence-based transportation policy and practice to protect the most vulnerable people on our streets. Megan has been actively engaged in work to prioritize health, safety, and equity in transportation decision making at local, regional, state and national levels. She has served on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ Pedestrian Committee since 2014, was a member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ Arterials and Health Task Force (2016-2018), and served on the California State Transportation Agency’s Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force Advisory Committee. Ms. Wier has a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan.

  • Ravi Seera, Manager, Traffic Division | City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Ravi Seera, P.Eng, P.E., PTOE is the manager of the Traffic Division with the City of Calgary, AB, Canada. In his role, Ravi leads a diverse team of over 300 employees to deliver on essential services including traffic engineering, traffic signals, traffic field operations, traffic design, streetlighting, on street parking, special events, detours, permits, 24-hour traffic management center, and traffic safety. He previously worked in Las Vegas and Phoenix metro areas before moving to Canada. Ravi is married to a transportation engineer (Madhuri Seera) and they both love travelling with their two boys.

  • Nicole Losch, PTP, Senior Planner | City of Burlington, VT

    Nicole is a Professional Transportation Planner with 14 years of experience with the City of Burlington, VT. She leads municipal pilot projects, has established a quick-build transportation program, and her recent work on planBTV Walk Bike received an Urbanism Award for Innovative Engagement from the Congress for the New Urbanism New England.

May 4, 2020
Mon 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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