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Communicating about Mobility in a COVID Era - Shared screen with speaker view
bcampbell@clf.org
24:16
It would be wonderful if you could share the slide deck with us by email so we can share with our comms staffs
Sean Rourke - ABL
24:53
Agreed!
Victoria Arroyo
24:55
Yes please! These are great slides!
Jemilah Magnusson
25:01
She already said they would.
Elena
25:28
Great! Thanks in advance!
Calvin Gladney, SGA
27:44
Does anyone else hear static or crackling on this audio connection?
Andre Leroux
28:06
Hey Calvin, my connection is clear
Peter Rafle
28:08
Loud and clear to me here.
Jemilah Magnusson
30:28
Audio is good!
Calvin Gladney, SGA
30:54
Ugh, hate it when it's just me! #StoryOfMyLife :-)
jessie
40:25
Messaging about growth and messaging about density. I anticipate a big push back against density and a move towards suburbs and less dense environments.
Chris Dempsey - T4Mass
40:57
On the growth and density point: I disagree!
jessie
41:14
Chris: I hope you are right. Fingers crossed.
Chris Dempsey - T4Mass
41:34
These last few weeks have proven once and for all that virtual meetings are a poor substitute for working with real people face-to-face.
Julia
41:51
in defense of density: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-urban-density-risks.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR07g6P-BZJftFtfOa-5DYc1xvB0rEWzjMZ2RfRIaI99KIyy5lsxOQ_F134
Chris Dempsey - T4Mass
42:00
Though I'm enjoying this virtual meeting immensely! :)
Jarred J
42:06
@jessie- I've already faced some media questions about this. I've been pointing to Asian cities: China and Japan have gone back to their system after pandemics. Also HK has an much smaller infection rate than Iceland
Jarred J
43:22
Also a Vice article pointed out that modelling back in 2011 showed that only around 4-5% of transmissions come from transit as opposed to 21%!!! in schools and 25% in eateries and bars
jessie
46:32
Michael - On the topic of scooters, I have read/heard about a lot of scooter operators ceasing operations and the industry is really suffering. Are you hearing the opposite?
Richard’s iPad
46:38
Discussion I’ve been involved with have emphasized keeping the high priority disinfecting of the T’s system into phase two and three. Restore confidence, support safety.
Jarred J
46:55
Agreed Richard!
Jarred J
49:45
Well put, Chris
Calvin Gladney, SGA
49:45
Thanks Chris!
Andre Leroux
53:07
I tend to think that the "temporary new normal" will last longer than suggested, probably into 2021, possibly until there's a vaccine. It would be helpful to reconvene with the comms experts in about a month to check back in about how to advance our agenda even in a new normal environment if we confirm that it will be of long duration. We're all going to have to figure out how to do our work. And I don't think digital meetings are going away. A lot of new people are becoming comfortable with the technology at this time.
Josh Ostroff
53:26
Cities and towns are dealing with budget craters right now, so this may be an issue
jessie
54:28
@Andre - I completely agree. Our organization and others who convene events in our space are thinking there will be no more in person events until 2021. We are happy to help others in this group to think through webinars and how to do those well since we’ve been doing them every month for the last 8 years.
Julia
54:35
thanks for using "physical distancing" instead of "social distancing" Kat!
Katherine Adam
55:44
We've got to change the narrative on that! :)
Jarred J
55:48
Amen.
Jarred J
56:21
We've already found the multiplier on jobs created by transit projects!
Tracy Corley
56:22
Agreed, Andre. I also think that there will be a flood of events once people feel comfortable gathering again, making it tougher to get messages through in phases II and III.
Calvin Gladney, SGA
01:01:11
Hand raised.
Tracy Corley
01:01:50
Other themes emerging: personal public transit has arisen in a conversation or two as an option for physical distancing post-Covid. What’s this group’s feedback?
Elena
01:04:45
Yes, great point Calvin!
Chris Dempsey - T4Mass
01:04:54
From an employment perspective, MassINC Polling has shown that this crisis has been hitting lower-income households harder than higher-income ones: https://twitter.com/skoczela/status/1242904390132011008?s=20
Christian MilNeil – StreetsblogMASS
01:04:59
I’d definitely like to take a close look at equity impacts in any budget cuts we might be seeing over the next year.
Jarred J
01:05:10
Example: Blue Hill vs. Newbury
Jarred J
01:05:22
good point Calvin!
herbnolan
01:05:39
Calvin, I’d love to follow up on your question about equity and public space. Herb
Geri Denterlein's iPad
01:05:44
appreciate the thoughtful comments and wonder if it makes sense to bring people together in a timely fashion as
Richard’s iPad
01:05:57
Yes please
Geri Denterlein's iPad
01:05:58
maybe more frequently than waiting a month!
Peter Rafle
01:06:03
Would be good to have a call dedicated to the equity points
Andre Leroux
01:06:19
The policy attention on housing and land-use has pivoted to eviction moratoria and rental stabilization
Michael Kodransky
01:06:20
There's a dialectic taking place with the national government saying that lives lost on the road are the acceptable cost for communities to function. We are seeing evidence of driving safety getting worse. The idea of opening streets is to create protected spaces without the fear of safety from dangerous driving during this moment.
Tracy Corley
01:07:12
We’re not hearing much about destinations and access, like locations of grocery stores, etc. so that people can walk.
Andre Leroux
01:07:26
Also, in a month we might be in a better position to identify whether there are opportunities in crisis and how to pursue them
Diana Pisciotta
01:07:56
Thanks everyone! Appreciated the chat.
Christian MilNeil – StreetsblogMASS
01:07:59
Thanks for the good conversation!
Jarred J
01:08:05
Thanks all!
Michael Kodransky
01:08:06
Thank you for organizing this session!
Tracy Corley
01:08:07
Thanks!
Jemilah Magnusson
01:08:11
thank you!