Should the City Council create an official Vision Zero Task Force, request that the City Manager hold Vision Zero community events, and request that the City Manager hold a Vision Zero Action Plan worksession for eliminating fatal and severe traffic injuries?
At its January 29, 2019 meeting, the City Council with discuss wether to
1) Create an official Vision Zero Task Force (or Leadership Committee) to lead the planning and implementation effort for Vision Zero. The Task Force should include, at a minimum, representatives from the City Manager’s office, Police, Public Works (Transportation and Engineering Divisions), Fire, and Public Health (visionzeronetwork.org).
2) Request that the City Manager hold community events to encourage equitable outcomes, cooperation and collaboration from community stakeholders to set shared goals and focus on coordination and accountability. Representatives from various commissions, including but not limited to Transportation, Disability, Aging, and Health, should be encouraged to attend and provide input.
3) Request that the City Manager hold a worksession where a Vision Zero Action Plan is presented for eliminating fatal and severe traffic injuries. Subsequent to the worksession, request that biannual informational updates on Vision Zero progress are reported to Council. The Action Plan should establish clear strategies, owners of each strategy, interim targets, timelines, & performance measures (visionzeronetwork.org).
Should the recommendation be approved, and what would you like the Council to consider?
Additionally, do you have any feedback for the Council on conditions and locations warrant improvements for pedestrian safety?