STF&E 2021

The 2021 STF&E was held in January 2022 as a free, online webinar series of moderated panels and the release of pre-recorded content shared with participants throughout the week of January 17. See below for webinar recordings and speaker information.

Pedestrian Travel and Safety

Pedestrian travel is often complicated by limited walkable and bikeable infrastructure in many neighborhoods, which instead prioritize design that favors automobile traffic. What are the key aspects to road and city design that help address these challenges and enhance pedestrian safety? And what are the overall benefits of granting greater access to pedestrian travel? The STF&E panelists discussed these considerations and how to make walking a safer option for all. 

•   Moderator: Erin Hafkenschiel, Executive Director for Mobility, Vanderbilt University
•   Lindsey Ganson, Advocacy and Communications Director, Walk Bike Nashville
•   Ashley Davies, Healthy Development Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Health
•   Cedric Duncan, Founder, Bike for Equality Nashville
•   Nick Oyler, Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, City of Memphis

Sustainable Transportation Opportunities in Tennessee

This final STF&E webinar featured a digital “fireside chat” between TDEC Commissioner David Salyers and TDOT Deputy Commissioner Preston Elliot, moderated by Deputy Commissioner Greg Young of TDEC. Speakers highlighted upcoming opportunities from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that can support transportation projects across the state’s diverse geographies and communities, as well as several State-organized resources, programs, and tools that support transportation efficiency, safety, and accessibility for all Tennesseans.

•   Moderator: Greg Young, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
•   Preston Elliot, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation
•   David Salyers, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation