The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that it is holding 10 public events spanning all eight wards to kick-off public engagement for Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries to users of the District’s transportation system by 2024. The city plans to accomplish this through the use of data, enforcement, and engineering. The most interactive of these is the crowdsourcing map on transportation-related safety hazards spotted around the city. Just load the map, select an intersection, and tell the city what needs to be fixed to make it safer for pedestrians, bikers, and drivers.
Vision Zero is a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer Streets, which aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take actions, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Ward 6 meetings will take place:
- TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 15 at 8th and 8th Street, NE from 3:30-6:30pm
- Saturday, August 1 at the Eastern Market Metro from 11am-2:30pm.
To find out more about Vision Zero visit www.DCVisionZero.com. You can access the Vision Zero Safety Map by visiting http://visionzero.ddot.dc.gov/VisionZero/. If you need special accommodations to attend the meetings, contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at 202-671-2620 or Karen.Randolp@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.
And if you want to update the interactive map, click here.