Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths. We believe Texas can lead the nation in ending traffic deaths.
ARCHIVE – 2022 Texas Vision Zero Summit
Monday & Tuesday, May 23 & 24, 2022
in person at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) in Midtown, Houston, Texas
The people of Texas deserve a transportation system where we aren’t risking our lives or limbs when we make our daily decisions to visit friends, get home from work, or go to the library. The Texas Department of Transportation, the biggest county in Texas, almost all of the biggest cities, and one Texas metropolitan planning organization are all committed to ending traffic deaths by 2050 or earlier.
For those who believe meeting these goals is not only possible, but imperative, the Texas Vision Zero Summit is a place to work with peers across the state and allies from other sectors to envision real changes. Calling all city, county, MPO, and state staff who believe part of their work is ending traffic deaths. Calling all advocates, elected officials, nonprofit professionals working to change our deadly transportation system.
Sessions will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, pecha kucha style lightning rounds, and breakouts for participants to join the discussion. We will share best practices and inspiration to get to zero.
On Wednesday May 25th, 2022 there will be a bonus technical training hosted by the FHWA: “A Primer to Complete Streets.” Read more about the training here.
Over the course of this two day summit we will be exploring a variety of topics about how we can make our streets and roads safer for everyone, including:
- From Zero to Vision Zero: adopting meaningful goals and plans
- Comprehensive speed management strategies
- Disproportionate impacts of traffic crashes
- Equitable approaches to Vision Zero
- Safe Metro Regions: the TxDOT/MPO Safety Task Force
View the full Agenda
Featured Speakers include:
- James Bass,
CTRMA Executive Director
- Andrew Ceifetz,
- Rodney Ellis,
Harris County Commissioner
- Sofia Font,
City of Houston
- Millie Hays,
Federal Highway Administration
- Laura Ryan,
Texas Transportation Commissioner
- Stephen Ratke,
Federal Highway Administration
- Lance Simmons,
Texas Department of Transportation
- Kathy Sokolic,
Central Texas Families for Safe Streets
- Marc Williams,
TxDOT Executive Director
- Robert Wunderlich,
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
View all our Speakers
Thank you to our Steering Committee members for all of their invaluable contributions:
- Noah Budnick — Executive Director, Together for Safer Roads
- Ed Burgos-Gomez — Safety Engineer, FHWA Safety
- Andrew Ceifetz — Transportation and Road Safety Specialist, WSP
- Joe Cutrufo — Executive Director, BikeHouston
- Ben Ettelman — Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- David Fink — Regional Incident Management Program Manager, Houston-Galveston Area Council
- Sofia Font — City of Houston Planning & Development
- Lauren Grove — City of Houston Public Works
- Joan Hudson — Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- Dexter Handy — Greater Houston Complete Streets Coalition
- Amelia (Millie) Hays — Safety & Traffic Operations Specialist, FHWA Safety
- Lewis Leff — Transportation Safety Officer, City of Austin Transportation Department
- Robert McHaney — Chief of Integrating Planning, The Goodman Corporation
- Joel Meyer — Program Manager, Vision Zero, City of Austin Transportation Department
- Josh Pederman, PE, RSP1 — Principal | Dallas Office Leader, Fehr and Peers
- Tony Pham — Coordinator, Walkable Arlington
- Ryland Potter — Vice President of Business Development, WDM USA Limited
- Stephen Ratke — Senior Safety and Geometric Design Engineer, FHWA Safety
- Kristina Ronneberg — BikeHouston
- Ines Sigel — Interim Executive Director, LinkHouston
- Kathy Sokolic — Co-Founder & Chair, Central Texas Families for Safe Streets
- Mark Solano — City Policy & Engagement Manager, Nuro
- Jamie White — Founder, Allie’s Way
In addition to covering summit and accelerator costs, sponsors will be supporting the Vision Zero Texas program of Farm&City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
We work with local nonprofits and leaders toward adoption of Vision Zero policies in every city, every county and every MPO across Texas to make our streets safer, and end traffic deaths in Texas.
We staff and support Central Texas Families for Safe Streets to empower those hurt by crashes to prevent them. With your support, we will expand this model to the Houston region next.
Farm&City, a 501c3 nonprofit, hosts the Texas Vision Zero Summit as part of our Vision Zero Texas program. We invite firms, corporations, and public entities to join us in our optimistic vision that Texas can lead the nation in ending traffic deaths, as summit sponsors.
All sponsors will receive complimentary passes, recognition, and opportunities to collaborate on the mission to further Vision Zero across Texas, commensurate with level of sponsorship. Please ask if you want to bring special elements to the summit experience.
Download the Sponsorship Opportunity Flyer (pdf) or call Scott White at 915-240-260 or email@example.com for more information about becoming a 2023 Summit Sponsor.
Download the 2022 Sponsorship Opportunity Flyer (pdf)