Katherine Chen, Senior Policy & Program Analyst, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) was featured in the July 30 Safe Systems
Summer Learning Series – 2021.
As more organizations seek to understand and adopt Safe System principles, there is a need to create space to unpack complex concepts, examine the nuances, and share in a constructive dialogue on what supports are still needed for Safe System approaches to be successful in meeting community safety, health, and equity needs. In this series, we bring together panelists with diverse perspectives to reflect on core Safe System concepts and the broader system in which our transportation work unfolds.
Breaking down silos of funding, redistributing power, supporting more authentic public engagement, and participatory approaches to community planning are essential processes for implementing Safe Systems approaches. In this session, we will hear more on how communities are doing this work, and what still stands in the way.
- Katherine Chen, Senior Policy & Program Analyst, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), University of California, Berkeley
- Steve Hoyt-McBeth, Bike Share and Transportation Demand Management Program Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
- Aidil Ortiz, Founder and Principal at Aidilisms LLC
- Dr. Destiny Thomas, Founder and CEO, Thrivance Group
Moderator: Becky Naumann, Core Faculty at the Injury Prevention Research Center and Assistant Research Professor of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill