Green Festival Speakers
Paul Steely White
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. He is quoted regularly on these issues by the local and national news media and has appeared frequently in local, national and international media. He has also appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post and the New York Observer. Mr. White is often invited to speak on pedestrian safety, traffic calming and bicycling issues by transportation and community organizations, including the Transportation Research Board. Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served as Africa Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a non-profit group based in New York City. 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.