Billy Hattaway

APBP Board of Directors Candidate Statement

Billy Hattaway
Fehr & Peers

Billy Hattaway Headshot

Please briefly describe your current position and how your work relates to the bicycle/pedestrian field: 
Principal with Fehr & Peers where I am involved in our pedestrian bicycle discipline group, and in addition to being an avid cyclist, I am certified as a Ride Leader/Ride Marshall by the Florida Bicycle Association, have take the Cycling Savvy instructor training, led a forty mile ride for 11 years with a focus on safety and goodwill with motorists, and led the pedestrian/bicycle safety and complete streets initiative at Florida DOT and finally I was the chair of the Board for Bike/Walk Central Florida for 8 years.

Why do you want to be a Board member? What do you hope to gain over the term of your Board membership? 
I have been involved at the National level on the Steering Committee at NACTO and Policy Committee at the Complete Streets Coalition while the Transportation Director at the City of Orlando and would like to be involved again at the national level with a change organization like APBP, where I believe I can contribute to others from my experience.

Please describe your goals for APBP and how your leadership on the Board will benefit the association. 
I am hoping that my experience in changing the culture at FDOT can be helpful to other state agencies or local governments in increasing the built environment to support pedestrians and bicyclists.

Past volunteer/leadership positions with APBP: 
I have only attended conferences.

Past volunteer/leadership positions with other organizations: 
Chair of Bike/Walk Central Florida (8 years), see previous involvement with NACTO/Complete Streets Coalition, currently board member for the Florida State Chapter/Tampa Regional group of the Congress for the New Urbanism, waiting for approval to join Bike/Walk Tampa Bay where I recently moved.