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Welcome to the 19th annual National Bike Summit! Be sure to use the #NBS18 tag in your social media posts. And snap a #bikesummitselfie while you have your phone out!
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Tuesday, March 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Institutional Efforts to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

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There are many national organizations with an interest in traffic safety. In this session you will hear from prominent organizations whose work impacts safety at the national, state, and local level. These organizations are great potential partners as bicycling and walking advocacy groups lead the push for transformative safety policies and actions in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities.

The Governors' Highway Safety Association is a leader in transportation safety. Its members are the state highway safety offices that administer behavioral safety programming. In August 2017, the GHSA published "A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety" to help state highway safety offices respond to an increase in bicyclist deaths. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has been instrumental in reducing deaths and injuries in aviation, rail, and other transportation sectors. With the 2017 release of "Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles" the NTSB has issued 19 safety recommendations focused on speed reduction for traffic safety improvement.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has represented state Departments of Transportation for years. Recently, AASHTO has created a Council on Active Transportation, placing biking and walking at the same level of importance as the five other modal councils that feed ideas to AASHTO's policymaking process: https://active.transportation.org/

The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. Last December, NACTO released new guidance that explains how to build safe cycling facilities for regular cyclists, Designing for All Ages & Abilities. U.S. cities continue to lead the way as we establish best practices for roadway design that works for cyclists of all ages and abilities. 


Moderators
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Linda Bailey

Executive Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials NACTO
Linda Bailey is the Executive Director of NACTO. Prior to this position, she was the federal policy advisor for New York City Department of Transportation for six years, where she was also a key advisor for NACTO. She has been working in U.S. transportation policy for 14 years, w... Read More →

Speakers
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Ivan Cheung

Transportation Research Analyst, National Transportation Safety Board
Ivan Cheung, PhD, is a transportation research analyst at the National Transportation Safety Board. At the NTSB, he co-managed many transportation safety studies, with topics ranging from speeding, single-unit truck, curbside bus operation, and integrity management of gas transmission... Read More →
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Russ Martin

Director of Government Relations, Governor’s Highway Safety Association
Russ Martin is Director of Government Relations for the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. He represents the state highway safety offices before federal agencies and Congress to assist states as they work to address highway safety issues.  Mr. Martin also works closely with partner organizations to improve road safety and promote GHSA objectives. Prior to joining GHSA in 2017, Mr. Martin was Manager of State Relations at AAA, where he spent over 8 years supporting... Read More →
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Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, M.U.R.P., is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in October of 2011. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environmental Services, Long-Range Planning, and Multimodal Tra... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A

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