Recap: Second Annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit
Jeff Marootian, @DDOTDCDirector, notes @DDOTDC's partnership with @HowardU HUTRC and now @OpenDataNation to get better safety data, prioritize improvements, and prevent severe crashes #vzsummit2018 pic.twitter.com/zSztsanatc— Vision Zero DC (@DCVisionZero) March 15, 2018
In a keynote address, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser delivered an update on the District’s efforts to eliminate traffic deaths. DC Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Charles Allen, Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell, Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, and Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson participated in panel discussions about regional collaboration and protecting vulnerable road users. Region-wide, DC, the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County, have made commitments to Vision Zero. Our region has an opportunity to be an example for the country as a place that prioritizes people over vehicles. D.C. should be leading this charge to save lives – and that’s why the Vision Zero Summit is important.
Truth. Thank you @Dizzyluv25 for speaking at #VZSummit2018— Bill Schultheiss (@schlthss) March 15, 2018
“If we want to achieve equitable outcomes in communities, our society and the transportation profession needs to acknowledge the historical use of transportation infrastructure to divide communities and correct it.” pic.twitter.com/NVbPvRMniD
Find a gallery below featuring pictures from the daylong summit!
Vision Zero doesn't work unless we have tough conversations—not just about transportation policy, but about things like personal tragedy and structural racism.— WABA (@WABADC) March 15, 2018
We're glad folks are here today talking and listening to each other.#VZsummit2018 pic.twitter.com/4WS7XBGwwp
Special thanks to our Vision Zero Summit Sponsors!