Alexandria City Council Adopts “Vision Zero” Policy to Eliminate Traffic Deaths
At its regular meeting on January 24, Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.
“By adopting Vision Zero, we will learn and apply best practices from other communities as we strive to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries in Alexandria,” said Mayor Allison Silberberg. “The loss of even one life or the injury of even one person is unacceptable.”
In 2016, there were four pedestrian deaths in Alexandria, an increase from one death in 2015, none in 2014, and two in 2013. There were over 35,000 traffic deaths in the United States in 2015, up 7.2 percent from 2014 after a decade-long decline. (more…)