Senior Transportation Planner and Landscape Architect
City of Shoreline, WA
Ms. Daley-Peng will examine aspects of Helsinki's mobility plan to encourage a wide variety of transportation offerings that do not depend on personal vehicle use. She will attend the Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME) Congress in Jyväskylä, Finland, in May 2019, to portray how the City of Shoreline, Washington, is seizing the opportunity to rapidly transform itself from an auto-oriented suburban city to a people-centered urban city with the opening of two light rail stations by 2024 and the growth of transit-oriented development.
The benefits to liberating a community from auto-dependency are numerous, including increased safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved health through increased physical activity and increased amount of community gathering space. However, changing human behavior can be difficult. In 2015, Helsinki, Finland made a bold proclamation to make car ownership pointless by 2025. To achieve this goal, Helsinki is blending smart mobility technology with policy changes and multimodal transportation infrastructure improvements to offer a comprehensive door-to-door transportation system that will be so affordable, easy to use and fun that it will eliminate the need and desire to own a car. Daley-Peng will use this study tour to learn how Helsinki is progressing toward the goal as they approach the midway mark. She will meet with several agencies, including Helsinki Regional Transport Authority, Helsinki City Transport Agency, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and Helsinki City Bikes to learn how their plans, programs and services are being implemented.
Daley-Peng has 20 years of transportation and landscape architecture experience with expertise in multimodal transportation. She has a BS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a licensed landscape architect in Washington, a certified member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is LEED AP BD+C credentialed.