Vision Zero is a data driven strategy intended to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on all roadways, bikeways and sidewalks. We know that death and injury on city streets is preventable. This approach to safety accounts for human error, but aims to make the consequences of human error less deadly by slowing down traffic and reducing places that different transportation modes come into conflict.

In the second issue of Madison’s Vision Zero Newsletter we dive into the work of Madison’s Vision Zero initiative and the focus on technology advancements that help to increase safety for all roadway users. There’s also information on physical improvements to streets that keep us all safe, and how we’re working to keep drivers eyes and minds on the road this Distracted Driver Awareness month.

This edition of the newsletter features articles on the following topics:

  • Vision Zero: Perspective from New York City
  • Using Technology to Improve Street Safety
  • April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
  • Madison Reduces Distracted Driving with Magnetic Radios
  • Pleasant View Road Reconstruction
  • Physical Street Improvements for Safety

You can always visit the Vision Zero website to learn more about Vision Zero Education and Resources, Safety Data, and the 20 is Plenty, Let’s Talk Streets or Complete Green Streets programs.

Safety starts with all of us. As the weather warms and we head outside more, please remember to travel safely and help us create a culture of safety here in Madison.

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Category: Transit