Thank you for joining us for our 2021 Moving People Forward Speaker Series! Please use this page to access and revisit Zoom recordings, Storyteller Videos and presentation slides from each of our six Moving People Forward Sessions. We will update this page the day after each session, so check back regularly!


Moving People Forward is presented by Lyft.

Day 1: Keynote Address
Road to Reparations: Race and reckoning through mobility policy

Keynote speaker: Dr. Destiny Thomas, Founder and CEO, Thrivance Group

Moderator: Mike Washington, Director of Denver Metro Area Outreach, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

Storyteller: Amar Azucena Cid

We are able to bring Dr. Thomas to our conference with help from Saint Joseph Hospital.

Day 1: Panel Session
Redefining safety in Colorado’s transportation system

Moderator: Jill Locantore, Executive Director, Denver Streets Partnership

Speakers: Senator Julie Gonzales, Colorado District 34
Director Shontel M. Lewis, Regional Transportation District (RTD) District B
Marisa Jones, Policy & Partnerships Director, National Safe Routes Partnership
Jack Todd, Director of Communications & Policy, Bicycle Colorado

Storyteller: Denise Boler

Day 2: Panel Session
Shaping inclusive cities through land use, housing, and transportation policy

Moderator: Robin Kniech, Denver City Council At-Large

Speakers: Alex Baca, Housing Program Organizer, Greater Greater Washington,
Lisa Bender, City Council President, Minneapolis
Renee Martinez-Stone, Initiative Director, West Denver Renaissance Collaborative​

Storyteller: Maricendi Jaimes

Day 3: Panel Session
Designing streets for all abilities

Moderator: Jessica Vargas, Program Manager, Denver Streets Partnership

Speakers: Jodie Medeiros, Executive Director, Walk San Francisco
Mike Jacobsen, Planner, Livable Streets Division, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Jonathan Fertig, AIA, Senior Architect, Davis Partnership Architects, co-founder, Denver Bicycle Lobby
David Pulsipher, Planning Supervisor, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Storyteller: Rosemary McDonnell-Horita

Day 4: Panel Session
Undoing systemic racism through equitable planning

Moderator: Mo McCanna, Education and Safety Director, Bicycle Colorado

Speakers: Manuel Corona, Transportation Planner, Oakland Department of Transportation,
Jeff Knowles, Alta Planning + Design, Inc., Oakland, CA,
Marquita Price, Director of Urban and Regional Planning, The East Oakland Collective,
Nick Heimann, Active Modes Specialist, City of Fort Collins

Storyteller: Julia Burciaga

Day 4: Closing Session
Creating shared mobility systems that work for everyone

Moderator: Pete Piccolo, Executive Director, Bicycle Colorado

Speakers: Jolie Nesmith, Executive Director, PikeRide
James Currie, Operations Director, WE-cycle
Stephen Rijo, Senior City Planner, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
Ron Burke, Head of Micromobility Policy, Lyft

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