Moving People Forward 2023 is presented by Amazon.

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Monday, February 6, 2023

Moving People Forward is Bicycle Colorado’s annual event that brings together thought leaders, innovators, decision makers, business leaders and stakeholders to explore the trends, topics, and technology at the forefront of the mobility revolution. The conference is Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver.

This year’s program is titled Critical Measures. Colorado’s transportation system planning was built on an assumption that vehicle throughput was the ultimate measure. Today, Colorado is working to change how we measure success in transportation by incorporating the human impacts.

Registration opens soon!

2023 Moving People Forward Conference Agenda

1:30 p.m:
Onsite registration opens
2-3 p.m: Technical workshops

Measuring transit
Measuring equity
Measuring micromobility

3-3:30 p.m: Break
3:30-5 p.m: Keynote address from Charles Brown, followed by panel discussion
5-6 p.m: Reception

Meet our keynote: Charles T. Brown, Founder and CEO, Equitable Cities

Charles T. Brown, MPA is a nationally-known transportation researcher, and planning and policy expert working at the intersection of transportation, health and equity. He is the CEO of Equitable Cities and senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University.

His work has been published in several international journals as well as featured by or quoted in the New York Times, Streetsblog, CityLab and various other national and local media outlets. He is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally and internationally. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

A Black man wearing a suit and tie.

Keynote address

Centering equity and environmental justice in transportation planning

Colorado is a national leader in the movement to recalibrate transportation as a solution for our most pressing issues starting with GHG emissions. But, until we change how we measure success by centering equity and environmental justice in transportation planning, the system will continue to disenfranchise the people most impacted by historical transportation policies that created the system. How do we need to think differently so we can build differently?

Charles’ address will ground you in a full understanding of what environmental justice in transportation is, demonstrate how new measures of success can lead to new outcomes, and inspire you with leading examples of change from around the country.

Panel conversation

Safe and equitable access to transportation is a human right. The reality is that deeply baked assumptions prevent cities and regions from building transportation systems that serve everyone. How do we need to think differently so we can build differently?

More information coming soon!

Moving People Forward is possible with the support of the following sponsors

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Check out what our last in-person Moving People Forward was all about

And take a look at photos from previous Moving People Forward conferences below! Photos by David M. Budd Photography and Jack Todd.

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