Vision Zero: Tales of Three Cities

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. - noon
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • The basics of a Vision Zero plan
  • Different approaches to implementing a Vision Zero policy
  • How planning departments can play a role in creating safer streets

Begun in Sweden in 1997, Vision Zero is a commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities and creating a culture that prioritizes traffic safety. Today cities across the world are working to achieve Vision Zero through the design of streets, education and outreach campaigns, enforcement programs, and policy changes. Gain insight into how three cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York—implemented a Vison Zero initiative. This session will highlight the partnerships that have been developed, the role of various city agencies, key milestones, and new programs and projects that have been implemented to reduce traffic fatalities and create safer streets.   


Nat Gale , LADOT , Los Angeles , CA (see bio)
Karin Sommer , NYCDOT , New York , NY (see bio)
Leah Shahum , San Francisco , CA (see bio)
Lily Langlois , San Francisco Planning Dept. , San Francisco , CA (see bio)