My name is Bryon Burgin and I am the new Vision Zero Campaign Coordinator.
I recently relocated to the DC area from my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri after completing my J.D. and M.A. in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from Saint Louis University. I received my B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri. As a former bike shop manager and life-long cyclist, I welcome every chance to engage with you to promote bike ridership, trails, policy, law, transportation planning and creative ways to develop more connected, safe, diverse and sustainable neighborhoods for all.
My interest in Vision Zero is very simple: no one should ever die using our roads. Vision Zero is an all-hands-on-deck approach to transportation safety. To prevent fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system, we will pursue commitments from policymakers, traffic engineers, law enforcement officials, local businesses and road users from all backgrounds to end road fatalities and serious injury within a decade. I look forward to utilizing my past community development experiences with Habitat for Humanity to build support in our local communities. We need to formulate new attitudes and behaviors towards street safety and generate a true regional commitment to Vision Zero.
Together, we can change how our region values bike safety for generations to come. Please feel free to contact me at Bryon.Burgin@waba.org to learn more about WABA’s work to secure a regional commitment to Vision Zero. We can’t do this without you!