Vision Zero Summit 2019

We are pleased to present the 3rd Annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit in collaboration with the George Washington University Hospital and the Highway Safety Office! Find the press release here.

Read the 2019 Summit recap!

Location: George Washington University Milken Institute for Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20052

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Reception to follow.

2019 Program

Sign In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Plenary

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Opening Remarks: Greg Billing, Executive Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Welcome Remarks: Kimberly Russo, Chief Executive Officer, George Washington University Hospital

Keynote Speaker: LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH, Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) and the Interim Director of Department of Behavioral Health

Morning Breakout Sessions

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Vision Zero: A Public Health Crisis moderated by Calvin Smith, BridgePoint Healthcare

Panelists include Melissa Napolitano, PhD, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Heather Zaccaro, Smart Growth America, Nino Paichadze, MD, MPH, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Claudia Adriazola-Steil, World Resources Institute

Enforcement: Speed Camera Effectiveness moderated by Laurel Wamsley, National Public Radio

Panelists include John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Andrew Noble, Sensys Gatso, Lamont Hinton, Metropolitan Police Department, and Nathan Doble, National Transportation Safety Board

Data-Driven vs. Responsiveness moderated by Jonathan Rogers, District Department of Transportation

Panelists include Katie Donnelly, MD, Safe Kids DC and Children’s National Health System, Ivan Cheung, PhD, National Transportation Safety Board, Wade Holland, Montgomery County and Steven Houh, Precision Systems Inc.

Lunch with Keynote Speakers

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Quick lunch pick-up in the convening center atrium

Title Sponsor Remarks: Arathi Mehrota, Uber/JUMP introduced by Laura Miller Brooks, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Fireside Chat with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser moderated by Renée Moore, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Mid-Day Breakout Sessions

1:45 PM -2:45 PM

Equitable Transportation in a Historically Segregated City moderated by Sterling Stone, Gearin’ Up Bicycles

Panelists include Mysiki Valentine, Equality Advocate, Sadiqa Kendi MD, Safe Kids DC, and Vaughn Perry, 11th Street Bridge Park

Collaborating for Change: How Advocates and Agencies Work Together Towards Common Goals moderated by Christy Kwan, Walking Advocate

Panelists include Randy Downs, DC ANC 2B, Rev. Dr. Robert L. Screen, Route 210 Safety Committee and Advocate, Ty’on Jones, District Department of Transportation

Washington Region Suburban Efforts moderated by Alex Baca, Greater Greater Washington

Panelists include Christine Mayeur, City of Alexandria, Supervisor Jeff McKay, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Dan Reed, Montgomery County Transit Advocate, and Bryan Barnett-Woods, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Prince George’s County

Infrastructure for All Users: Walking Audit (will depart from Milken Institute ground floor atrium)

Leaders include Juliette Rizzo, National Health & Wellness Advocate, Greg Slater, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Heidi Simon, America Walks, Beaudry Kock, Spin and Cesar Barreto, District Department of Transportation

Afternoon Breakout Session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

It’s Not Just the DOT: How Vision Zero Affects all Government Plans & Agencies moderated by Josh Lasky, LINK Strategic Partners

Panelists include David Anspacher, Montgomery County Planning Department, Christopher Ziemann, City of Alexandria, and Aaron Landry, SHARE NOW

Words of the Wise: Communicating about Projects from an Engineering Perspective moderated by Veronica Davis, Nspiregreen

Panelists include Wasim Raja, District Department of Transportation, Melany Alliston-Brick, Toole Design, and Nathan George, RK&K, and Abigail Zenner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)

Infrastructure for All Users: Roads for Everyone moderated by Juliette Rizzo, National Health & Wellness Advocate

Panelists include Greg Slater, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Heidi Simon, America Walks, Beaudry Kock, Spin and Cesar Barreto, District Department of Transportation

Closing Plenary

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Vision Zero: 2019 and Beyond moderated by David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington

Panelists include Mayor Justin Wilson, City of Alexandria, Acting Director Terry Bellamy, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation, Director Tim Kerns, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Director Jeff Marootian, District Department of Transportation, and Executive Director Greg Billing, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Cocktail Reception

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for a Cocktail Reception on the 2nd floor to continue the conversation!

About Vision Zero in the Washington Region

Vision Zero is the commitment to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Crashes are avoidable and can be prevented through a swift system wide effort that emphasizes street design to protect vulnerable users.

About the Summit

As the region grows, so too does the need for a more integrated and systematic approach to traffic safety. In the past, the Summit has brought together thought leaders, elected officials, decision-makers, and the private sector to discuss best practices and regional commitments towards zero traffic fatalities. This year, we will continue the discussion with renewed vigor and greater opportunities to present best practices to protect vulnerable users. The 2019 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit is a platform for regional commitments and best practice to be discussed, made, and shared.

What’s New in 2019?

This year we’re incorporating a FREE Community Summit that will be held from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at the Anacostia Playhouse (2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020). The goal of this event is to build an inclusive and diverse stakeholder model integrating community feedback in to the traditional Summit and to provide real-world examples from the region. Please feel free to join us on one or both of the days.

We’re looking forward to working with you again this year!


If you have any questions, contact Hannah Neagle at or (202) 518-0524 ext 227.

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