Transportation innovation expert to engage leaders in safe streets discussion
Knight Foundation and the Miami Foundation invite Gabe Klein to shift perspectives on roads.
Taking on the critical problem of bicyclist and pedestrian safety in Miami-Dade, on Thursday, elected officials and transportation leaders will speak with Gabe Klein, author of Start-Up City and former transportation director for both Chicago and Washington, DC. After Mr. Klein’s presentation, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair Esteban Bovo Jr., District 13, along with five key officials will engage in a dialogue about how to make our streets safer. Klein’s visit is underwritten by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation and coordinated with the Miami-Dade Local Action Team for Safer People, Safer Streets (LAT).
About Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more information, visit: knightfoundation.org/.
About The Miami Foundation
Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation uses civic leadership, community investment, and philanthropy to improve the quality of life for everyone who calls Greater Miami home. We’ve partnered with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 1,000 personalized, philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, we’ve awarded over $200 million in grants and currently manage more than $280 million in assets to build a better Miami. Learn more about the Foundation and the Our Miami Report, which informs our work, at miamifoundation.org and ourmiami.org.
About the Local Action Team for Safer People, Safer Streets
As a result of the 2015 USDOT’s Mayors Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez joined Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9 and Chairman of Neat Streets Miami in convening a taskforce of 21 community leaders charged with developing an action plan of high level legislative, educational, engineering and enforcement recommendations to improve the safety of Miami-Dade’s streets. The Health Foundation of South Florida is supporting these efforts by funding engineering, planning and outreach technical assistance. For more information visit, www.completestreets.miami.
Local Action Team for Safer People, Safer Streets Members:
Brian Breslin, ReFresh Miami
Alice Bravo, Miami-Dade Transit
Claudius Carnegie, PhD, FIU, Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, Neat Streets Miami
Benjamin de la Peña, Knight Foundation
Tabitha Fazino, Miami-Dade Public School Board
Cesar Garcia Pons, Perkins + Will
Mayor Oliver Gilbert, City of Miami Gardens/Miami-Dade MPO
Alina Hudak, Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office
Ramiro Inguanzo, City of Bal Harbour
Jack Kardys, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Kevin Kirwin, City of Miami Parks & Recreation
Jimmy Morales, City of Miami Beach
Nicholas Namias, MD, Jackson Memorial
Gus Pego, FDOT - District 6
Juan Perez, Miami-Dade Police Department
Alyce Robertson, Miami DDA
Paul Schwiep, Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust
Eli Stiers, Stiers Law
Mayor Philip Stoddard, City of South Miami
Debbie Swain, Milian, Swain & Associates
Peter Wood, Health Foundation of South Florida