Vision Zero is a street safety campaign that seeks to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in a local jurisdiction to zero by a set time period. The idea that people shouldn’t die when occupying the right of way isn’t a new one—in fact, it is nearly as old in the United States as cars themselves.
But does street safety only refer to traffic safety? How does Vision Zero intersect with a broader call to street safety? Where can we go together?
Naomi Doerner is a transportation planner and mobility advocate. Over the last decade, she has developed and implemented effective community participation strategies that have led to more equitable transportation planning outcomes in the public and private sectors.
Tamika Butler joined the LA County Bicycle Coalition staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy.
Keith Benjamin currently serves as the Community Partnership Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and has worked in 8 states and 40 cities on offering placemaking as a solution to better physical activity, safety, mobility and opportunity.
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