North Florida Transportation Planning Organization

Join us for the 2021 Safe Streets Summit!

The North Florida TPO is proud to lead this annual effort in conjunction with the American Planning Association First Coast Section and our generous sponsors. The TPO is committed to planning a transportation network that provides safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

Our theme this year is “Connecting our Communities from the Inside Out.” We’ll explore the needs, challenges and accomplishments of ensuring safe and accessible streets within our urban neighborhoods, as well as projects that connect our core through the suburbs to our beaches.


Friday, November 5, 2021


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202


8:30 - 10 a.m. Walkshop/Cathedral District
10 - 10:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Panel 1 - Transportation Equity
12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Lunch
1:45 - 3 p.m. Panel 2 - Core to Coast Projects

Buy Tickets


Bronze: $250
1 registration + small logo

Silver: $500
2 registrations + small logo

Gold: $1,000
4 registrations + large logo

Platinum: $1,500
6 registrations + large logo + exhibit space

Diamond: $2,000
8 registrations + large logo + exhibit space

If you have questions contact:

Marci Larson

Direct: 904-306-7513
Mobile: 904-307-2888


Gil Penalosa

Gil Penalosa

Keynote Speaker

Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. Gil advises decision-makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities and focuses on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, using public transit, and the new use of cars.

Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the internationally recognized non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. The organization was created centred on a simple but powerful philosophy; if you create a great city for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, you will create a successful city for all people.

Gil also runs his own international consulting firm – Gil Penalosa & Associates and is an accomplished keynote speaker and facilitator of strategic workshops.

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Featured Speaker

Charles T. Brown is the founder and principal of Equitable Cities, a minority- and veteran-owned urban planning, public policy and research firm focused at the intersection of transportation, health and equity. He is also an adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Charles is an award-winning expert in planning and policy and has been interviewed by several notable outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, VICE and Bloomberg CityLab. He is highly regarded as a keynote speaker and leads workshops on transportation, health and equity for audiences worldwide.

Pre-Summit Walkshop

Participate in the Walkshop from 8:30 – 10 a.m. to tour a portion of the nearby Cathedral District. The district includes five historic churches and is currently being redeveloped into a leafy, green, vibrant neighborhood where a diverse array of residents live, work, shop, eat, play and pray. You must register for the Walkshop. The price is $5 for Summit registrants and $10 if you are not attending the summit.

Cathedral district

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