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Consider E-Scooters Safety in Vision Zero and MaaS/MOD Programs, Policies, and Practice

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Webinar Description:
The ITE Vision Zero Standing Committee, Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)/Mobility on Demand (MOD) Institute Initiative identified the need to share emerging policies and practices of e-scooter safety under MaaS/MOD and Vision Zero programs in cities. This webinar will feature speakers from three communities where e-scooters are in use to present their agency's background, information, and experiences on Vision Zero and e-scooters. This webinar will highlight how e-scooter safety is being considered under Vision Zero programs in Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, and Washington, District of Columbia, US. The webinar will highlight how public agencies can consider and plan for the safety impacts of e-scooters in cities, especially when considering programs and permits for MOD shared micromobility devices like e-bikes and e-scooters.

This webinar will also touch on how cities and some providers are partnering to ensure safe riding of e-scooters and how cities are re-designing streets to provide safe places to ride e-scooters. The presenter will cover policy, data and street design trends for e-scooter safety, and how to consider e-scooter safety in a Vision Zero program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Share information, data and experiences on Vision Zero and e-scooter safety that can be translated to other communities.
  • Highlight policies and trends to be considered in e-scooter safety under Vision Zero and MaaS/MOD program.
  • Provide information on how to use Vision Zero and MaaS/MOD programs to prepare for the safe deployment and operation of e-scooters in cities.

Contributors

  • Moderator: Alex Rixey, Associate Transportation Planner | Fehr & Peers

    Alex Rixey is an Associate Transportation Planner with Fehr & Peers DC and Chair of ITE’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee. Alex has advised agencies with new and preexisting bike share systems on bike share technologies, siting, operating models, and implementation strategies, and prepared the Regional Bike Share Implementation Plan for Los Angeles County. Alex has conducted research on the effects of Level of Traffic Stress on bike share ridership, developed e-scooter ridership spatial regression models, conducted a global survey on the mode-shift and greenhouse gas emissions implications of e-scooter use, and is currently leading the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee’s development of a Micromobility Design Considerations guide.

  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of Smart Mobility | City of Austin, TX

    Jason JonMichael serves as the Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at the Austin Transportation Department where he leads a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety and access to Austin residents. He also manages public-private-partnerships and the evolution of the Parking Enterprise division in its future role of transportation. Over the last 25 years, he has performed and managed systems integration services on projects spanning from traditional advanced traffic management systems to state-of-the-art, emerging smart mobility solutions involving connected, automated, shared, and electric technologies

  • Cary Bearn, Chief Bicycle Officer | City of Atlanta, GA

    Cary Bearn joined the City of Atlanta's Office of Mobility Planning as the Chief Bicycle Officer in 2018. In this position, Cary led the work drafting the legislation regulating shareable dockless mobility devices and is now managing the shareable dockless mobility device permit program. Cary has also championed the creation of and is now working to implement the Mayor’s Action Plan for Safer Streets, an aggressive plan to implement safety improvements on 20 miles of streets by the end of 2021. Prior to this position, she was a Transportation Planner/Engineer at Fehr & Peers in Los Angeles where she worked on a variety projects including pedestrian safety evaluations, bicycle feasibility studies, and transportation impact analyses. Before entering the world of transportation, Cary conducted research on obstructive sleep apnea at the University of Pennsylvania. Cary has a BA in Biology from Williams College as well as a MS Civil Engineering and a Master of City and Regional Planning form Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Kemberli Sargent, Planner | City of Atlanta, GA

    Kemberli Sargent is a planner at the City of Atlanta in the Office of Mobility Planning, where she works on many exciting bike, ped, placemaking, and trail projects. She grew up on a cattle farm in Texas where every trip had to be taken by car. While she remembers the farm fondly, she is grateful to now rely mostly on walking, biking, and transit. She earned a Master’s degree in urban planning from Cornell University and has previously worked in pedestrian safety advocacy and regional planning.

  • Sharada Strasmore, Micromobility Planner | DCDOT

    Sharada Strasmore is a Shared Micromobility Planner at District Department of Transportation. Her portfolio of dockless bike and scootershare includes managing the current permit process, imagining dockless programs of the future, and planning for how new mobility can exist in public space. Sharada’s passion for urban planning and active mobility came from experiencing the District on foot and by bike. Prior to joining DDOT, Sharada was a Capital City Fellow who rotated through the District Department of Human Services, Family Services Administration and the District Department of Transportation on both the Circulator and dockless teams. Prior to that she worked at Goldman Sachs and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Sharada graduated with her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Catholic University of America and B.A. from Wheaton College, Massachusetts.

November 4, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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