Cities Are Trying to End Pedestrian Deaths. New Data Suggests They're Making Progress
The Vision Zero traffic-safety campaign depends on using data to identify dangerous conditions. Now that data is getting even better.
- Daniel C. Vock for Governing June 12th, 2017
- Source: http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-pedestrian-deaths-vision-zero-data.html
In recent years, a number of U.S. cities have been intently focused on reducing the number of pedestrians who are killed in traffic accidents. These cities have started to transform their streetscapes to minimize pedestrian, cyclist and motorist deaths as part of the Vision Zero movement, which emphasizes that no traffic deaths are acceptable.
But the big question about those efforts is just how effective they really are. Now, new data is emerging that gives policymakers a better picture of where Vision Zero is working.