Right of Way: A Conversation About the Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths

Active Knox and the Knoxville Regional TPO are hosting two virtual events (via Zoom) with Angie Schmitt to discuss her work on how race and class intersect with our transportation system to produce a growing epidemic of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. 

Angie is the author of Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, and was the longtime national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Public Radio. She is the founder and principal at 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small firm focused on pedestrian safety.

Registration is required, and training credits will be available for planning commissioners and individuals with ITE, ASLA and AICP certifications.

Lunchtime virtual event: noon on April 29 (register here)
Evening virtual event: 6 p.m. on April 29 (register here)

Designing for Traffic Safety (a PechaKucha recording)

Transportation planner Ellen Zavisca discusses how changes to the design of our streets and our vehicles can save lives and prevent unnecessary injuries. Mistakes happen, but they should not be deadly. If we take traffic violence seriously and work to reduce speeds, we can get to a place where no one suffers a life-changing injury, or worse, just trying to get from Point A to Point B.