The Safe Streets Summit has been postponed to a later date this summer. Additional details will be provided when confirmed.
Join us for the 2020 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.
Our Keynote Speaker is a global thought leader - Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities; Chair, World Urban Parks; and President, Gil Penalosa & Associates. We are also delighted to have national expert Charles Brown from the Voorhees Transportation Center, and two panels of local officials and experts. You can learn more about the event and our speakers below. We hope to see you there!
9-11 a.m. Pre-Summit Walkshop
Join us for an approximately 18-block tour 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 can live, work, shop, eat, play and pray. Learn more about the Cathedral District.
11-11:30 a.m. Registration: Third Floor - River Terrace 1
11:30 Keynote Luncheon: Gil Penalosa, 8 80 Cities Founder
1:00 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. Equity Panel: How can we plan and invest to make our streets accessible and safe for all?
Speaker/Moderator: Charles Brown, senior researcher at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Panelists: Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser, Jacksonville City Council Member Sam Newby, Jacksonville City Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman and Florida Department of Health Nassau County Director Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel.
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Core to Coast Panel: What are the safe streets challenges, opportunities and successes in our communities?
Moderator: Jake Gordon, Downtown Vision CEO; Panelists: Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer, Jacksonville City Council Member Joyce Morgan and Groundworks Jacksonville CEO Kay Ehas.
4:00 p.m. Close