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Tuesday, March 6 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles

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Learn how bicyclists are reacting to the introduction of autonomous vehicles to the roadways of Pittsburgh and how researchers at Carnegie Mellon are ensuring that autonomous vehicles will contribute to safer roadways for all users.

Highly automated vehicles will revolutionize the movement of people of goods. How can we leverage data, partnerships, and policy to *ensure* that streets will become increasingly safe places to bike and walk? This panel will discuss innovative partnerships that have been launched to explore the future of bike and car interactions. The panelists will offer suggestions of forward-thinking policies, infrastructure, and strategies to advocate for today in your hometown.

Eric Boerer led Bike Pittsburgh in administering the first survey of bike riders who share the road with automated vehicles. To pull it off, he partnered with the Western PA Regional Data Center, and the survey itself led to a collaboration with Uber.

Ngani Ndimbie, a former Bike Pittsburgh communications manager turned graduate student, is studying transportation policy at Carnegie Mellon – a school with a 30 year old self-driving car project. Compiling strategies for future proofing safe streets is her latest passion. 

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Eric "Erok" Boerer

Advocacy Director, BikePGH
Eric is one of the founders of the Free Ride community bike program. Eric coordinated BikePGH’s first BikeFest!, a multi-day bicycle festival and celebration, drawing thousands of participants, and continues to this day. Although a native to Eastern PA, he has been in Pittsburgh since 1995, moving here to attend the University of Pi... Read More →
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Ngani Ndimbie

Women in Transportation Fellow at Traffic21, Carnegie Mellon University
Ngani Ndimbie is a MS Candidate for Public Policy and Management at CMU. She's a Pittsburgh native who is passionate about equitable policies, economic justice, and healthy communities. Before joining Traffic 21 as the Women in Transportation Fellow, she held positions at some of... Read More →
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David Woessner

General Manager, LM Industries Inc.
David currently serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD. After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016, where the world's first self-driving, cognitive, low speed, electric shuttle, Olli, was debuted, he is now responsible for operations... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Congressional Ballroom B