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Jay Blazek Crossley

Founder / Executive Director

Jay Blazek Crossley is Executive Director of Farm&City, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to high quality urban & rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity. Farm&City improves Texas public policy at the intersection of transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and equity ( Farm&City’s two big projects are leading Vision Zero Texas – the movement to end traffic deaths in Texas – and 50 Million Texans, which includes their work on land use reform, equitable, sustainable regional growth strategies, state transportation policy reform, carbon reduction, and transportation equity.

Crossley grew up in Houston, has a Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at UT-Austin, and has almost twenty years of experience changing Texas public policy to allow more Texans to live healthy, low-carbon lifestyles in walkable urban places connected by high quality transit. He currently serves as Chair of Safe Streets Austin and on the Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee. He has previously served on the board of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan Stakeholder group, Capital Metro's Project Connect Advisory Network, the TXDOT Council on System Safety - external stakeholder group, and as Chair of the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, among other roles.

Crossley contributed significantly to Houston Complete Streets policy, Houston Metro’s New Bus Network, Austin CapMetro’s CapRemap and Project Connect, Vision Zero Houston, TxDOT’s Road to Zero goal, Road to Zero funding, and Safe Systems approach, H-GAC’s Our Great Region 2040 regional sustainability plan, the Texas Stop for Pedestrians law, Austin’s recent land development code reforms, and PlanHouston.

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Events featuring Jay Blazek Crossley
Events featuring Jay Blazek Crossley