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Transportation expert brings Los Angeles Complete Streets story to Miami

Safer Streets discussion, “How We Will Reduce Bicyclist and Pedestrian Deaths,” to follow

MIAMI (September 14, 2016)

Addressing a growing trend in fatalities on the roads, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds will tell Miami-Dade area mayors and transportation professionals how to help an auto-dominated community begin designing, planning, constructing streets to increase safety and mobility for all people. Made possible by The Miami Foundation, Ms. Reynolds’ visit will highlight her success with the Great Streets of Los Angeles program.  Additionally, she will share her work as chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in developing the Urban Street Design Guide, a publication known for liberating city engineers from conventional roadway design.  To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/2c6gCBB

About the Miami-Dade 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 Gimenez and Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9 and Chairman of Neat Streets Miami convened a taskforce of 22 community leaders ,who developed an award winning  action plan of high level legislative, educational, engineering and enforcement recommendations to improve the safety of Miami-Dade’s streets. For more information visit, http://www.completestreets.miami/

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 $240 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.

Who:
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Leader of Great Streets for LA, and Chair, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Stuart Kennedy, Director of Program Strategy and Innovation, The Miami Foundation Alice Bravo, Director, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works The Honorable Jose Felix Diaz, Florida House of Representatives George Navarrete, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Dept. Paul Schwiep, Chair, Citizens Independent Transportation Trust Audience will be made up of municipal elected officials and transportation professionals.
What:
Presentation on innovative transportation policies and projects that have been implemented in LA. Building upon the Miami-Dade Safer People, Safer Streets Plan, a panel featuring local leaders will discuss how to reduce deaths among bicyclists and pedestrians in Miami-Dade.
When:
September 15, 2016 — 09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where:
3250 S. Miami Ave. (The Garage at Vizcaya Village – former site of the Science Center) Accessible via MetroRail, bike, foot or by car (free parking is available).