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Breath of Fresh Air

Olivia Ortiz ’16 is working to make it safer and easier to ride bikes, walk, and take public transportation. 

“It’s an integral part in creating a sustainable transportation future for Philadelphia,” says Ortiz, transportation outreach coordinator for Clean Air Council. “From eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by giving preference to pedestrians and cyclists over car traffic on roads; to lowering congestion and improving local air quality; to mitigating climate change by lowering vehicular air pollution—the future of most cities depends on creating a transportation landscape largely without cars,” say Ortiz, who runs Go Philly Go’s social media.