Taking Meaningful Action on Vision Zero

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CM | 2.50
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You'll learn about:

  • Reducing traffic deaths and injuries through the “Vision Zero” multidisciplinary approach 

  • Specific areas of Vision Zero activities, including innovative collision analysis, countermeasure selection and design, agency integration, enforcement, public health connection, and external partnerships

  • How to assess your city’s progress towards Vision Zero safety strategies within the thematic area of investigation 

  • How to apply integral Vision Zero safety strategies for your own cities and projects

Every year sees the death or injury of countless pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. How can your community best address this urgent safety crisis? The “Vision Zero” approach employs a collaborative, coordinated, and data-driven response to this challenge, focusing on high-impact, high-need locations and vulnerable populations that are most affected by traffic safety issues.  

Hear representatives from leading-edge Vision Zero cities—New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles—talk about their proactive, data-driven Vision Zero strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities. During the first half of this deep- dive session, staff from each city will highlight their experiences with a particular Vision Zero technical focus area. During the second half, you will investigate the Vision Zero themes more deeply in small, expert-led breakout groups. Themes will be determined by a participant survey conducted at the beginning of the session and will cover key technical areas within the “5 E’s” of engineering, evaluation, enforcement, education, and equity. End the session by self-assessing your city’s progress towards its safety goals within each theme. 



Nat Gale , LADOT , Los Angeles , CA (see bio)
Juan Martinez , NYC Department of Transportation , NYC , NY (see bio)
Chelsea Richer , AICP , Fehr & Peers , Glendale , CA (see bio)
Jonathan Rogers , District Department of Transportation , Washington , DC (see bio)
Dana Weissman , AICP , Fehr & Peers , Oakland , CA (see bio)
Rosanne Ferruggia , Chicago , IL (see bio)