Demand bold action from the SFMTA to reach Vision Zero

Posted Wednesday July 11, 2018 by Marta Lindsey

Demand bold action from the SFMTA to reach Vision Zero

The City adopted Vision Zero as a policy in 2014 with the explicit goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2024. With only five years remaining until 2024, the City will need an aggressive and detailed roadmap to get to Vision Zero. Yet the SFMTA is currently only working on a plan for the next two years.

We need your help in sending a strong message that the City needs a bold and strategic five-year plan – not a two-year plan – that includes specific plans for every high-injury corridor in the city. Can you join us in speaking out at the upcoming Vision Zero Two-Year Action Strategy Workshop on July 30?

2019/20 Vision Zero Two-Year Action Strategy Workshop
Monday, July 30, 2018
10 AM – 2 PM
SFMTA Atrium, 1 South Van Ness Avenue

Here’s what we plan to tell the City in the meeting:

  • A 5-year plan is the only way we can reach Vision Zero by 2024
  • The SFMTA’s strategy should include detailed plans to improve all high-injury corridors by 2024, even if only with short-term safety improvements (like paint and posts)
  • The actions outlined in the strategy should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based
  • Transit should be included as a major Vision Zero strategy because transportation systems that are built around private vehicles aren’t safe for anyone

Please join us at this event to help us make sure the City does all it can to reach Vision Zero. RSVP to the SFMTA.

Contact Cathy DeLuca, Walk SF Program & Policy Director, with questions.

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