Previous plans to expand bike networks and more space for pedestrians are being fast-tracked as stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 demand more room for people to adequately practice social distancing while remaining active and making trips for essential goods and services. As cities move quickly, it is important for them to have tools to rapidly create these new policies and communicate them easily to mobility operators and the public. Cities across the world, from Oakland to Denver to Milan to Paris, are moving to free up more space for pedestrians and cyclists, often by accelerating existing plans. This webinar will discuss how cities are taking action and how new digital tools can support more dynamic management of their streets, curbs, and sidewalks.
Rodney Stiles, Head of Policy, Populus
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation
As the Head of Policy at Populus, Rodney leads development of the team’s policy agenda, communications, and relationships with cities around the world. Previously, he worked at the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission where he led taxi and ride-hail policy and data reporting. He also worked as a demographer for the New York City Department of Planning, developing solutions to help the city plan for its future. His interests include walking, biking, and data visualization. He is a 2009 graduate of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.