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Tempe holds Vision Zero Workshop
TEMPE, Ariz. (June 19, 2018) – Bike safety clinics, roundabouts, and seatbelt education. Just a few of hundreds of ideas discussed at Tempe’s Vision Zero Visioning Workshop. Over 50 stakeholders, including residents, students and employees, attended to brainstorm strategies that will help eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injury crashes in Tempe. The next step is creating working groups that will establish goals and strategies for the following areas: education, enforcement, engineering and emergency response. View the Workshop powerpoint presentation.pdf. Read the Vision Zero Workshop Summary: June 2018.pdf.
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Tempe first Arizona city to adopt Vision Zero resolution
Ensuring safe streets for all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists
TEMPE, Ariz. (March 17, 2018) – In the past six years more than 60 people have lost their lives on Tempe streets and more than 400 were seriously injured due to traffic accidents. Earlier this year, the Tempe City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Vision Zero framework resolution.pdf, becoming the first city in Arizona to do so.
Vision Zero is a traffic safety policy that takes an ethical approach towards achieving safety for all road users. The goal is to achieve a reduction in the number of fatal and serious injury crashes to zero in Tempe, because no loss of life is acceptable.
Vision Zero started in Sweden in the late 1990s and has since expanded around the globe, including major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles and New York City. It is the belief that traffic deaths are preventable and often other severities can be reduced.
The Tempe Transportation Division is developing a comprehensive framework, with the goal to have it completed in the next 12 to 18 months. As part of the development, Tempe will work with numerous stakeholders, including Tempe police, fire medical rescue, schools, hospitals and businesses.
Vision Zero aligns directly with the Council’s Safe and Secure Communities priority to achieve a reduction in the number of fatal and serious injury crashes to zero.