Paul Steely White is Safety Policy Director at Bird where he advocates for smart safety standards in the e-scooter industry.
Before joining Bird, he served as Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking and public transportation. White was previously 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. In 2015, Paul was recognized by the New York Academy of Medicine for his work to make New York City streets safer and healthier.
He relishes his weekends, largely spent frolicking on the Brooklyn waterfront with his seven-year-old daughter Anna Jane and his twins, Ivy and Ray. And he can't wait for the day New York City ushers in e-scooters and joins the ranks of cities embracing sustainable
alternatives to short car trips.
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