Transportation Alternatives is a non-profit organisation in New York City which seeks to change New York City's transportation priorities to encourage and increase non-polluting, safer and calmer neighborhood streets, and city-friendly travel that decreases private car use. The organisation is committed to reclaiming New York City’s streets for people and ensuring every New Yorker has safe public spaces in which to walk and bike and access to public transport. Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely-White will share his first hand experience in the revitalisation of New York for place, people and active transport and take part in a conversation on key learnings for Auckland.
Streets for People – Learning from New York
Executive Director – Transportation Alternatives
Paul Steely-White is the Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, the leading local walking, bicycling and transit advocacy group in the United States. Mr. White is an internationally known author and lecturer on bicycling, walking and transportation reform. In 2011, Mr. White was selected to receive the Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal, which recognizes those whose creative uses of the urban environment build a more diverse, dynamic, and equitable city.