It is our goal to become a Vision Zero city. Vision Zero is an international campaign to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all.
Over the past two years, we’ve implemented our Citywide Crash Mitigation Program, a multi-phased project to evaluate intersections and corridors having the highest number of crashes and crash rates with a particular focus on the most vulnerable users, including vehicle-pedestrian and vehicle-bicycle involved crashes.
Phase 1 of the program is nearly complete, and the results will be used to make data-driven decisions to identify and prioritize future intersection safety projects. Once the data is finalized in Spring 2021, a report will be posted on our website. Here is a glimpse at some of the data:
Phase 2 will continue our safety evaluation of city corridors as well as assist in our goal of becoming a Vision Zero city. This will be a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together diverse and necessary stakeholders to address this complex problem. In the past, meaningful, cross-disciplinary collaboration among local traffic planners and engineers, policymakers and public health professionals has not been the norm. Vision Zero acknowledges that many factors contribute to safe mobility -- including roadway design, speeds, behaviors, technology and policies -- and sets clear goals to achieve the shared goal of zero fatalities and severe injuries.
The outcome of both phases will provide a well-ordered list for future corridor/intersection improvements helping our team prioritize short and long term improvements.
Those interested in having an intersection within city limits evaluated can email Deputy Director/ Transportation Manager Joey Paskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a speed hump in your neighborhood, apply for a new traffic signal and request to install a stop sign or other signs, visit our Traffic Engineering webpage.
For general transportation concerns including repairs and maintenance of traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, park, and streetlights, call 702-229-6331.