regarding an approach to pursue here in Philadelphia.
I am also looking forward to working and interacting with the public in my new position.
8.) What do you think will be most interesting about your job? What do you anticipate as the most challenging aspect of the job?
It’s hard to pick one, there are many interesting things about my job, such as seeing new development and making sure that it accommodates and enhances bicycling and walking in the city. Witnessing the continued growth of the trail network will also be interesting. All the easy trails have been built already, so it’s going to be a challenge to finish the network by connecting the existing trails.
The most challenging aspect of my job will be working on achieving “civility in the transportation system.” Conflicts between motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are all too common. We need to make sure that all groups respect each other and respect that others sometimes make mistakes. Increasing civility will definitely be challenging.
9.) What is the current state of bicycling and walking in Philadelphia and what will be your top priorities?
The Center City and University City neighborhoods are very walkable,