Meet Sarah Haedrich, WABA’s new Vision Zero Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sarah Haedrich, and I’m the new Vision Zero Coalition Coordinator at WABA. 

I’ve used cycling as transportation since elementary school. Biking gave me the independence to visit neighborhood friends and stop by the general store for ice cream along the way, no parent permission needed. I didn’t love biking for the sake of biking until I was in college when I used it as a way to escape campus and enjoy the Vermont landscape. Since moving to D.C., cycling is my primary mode of transportation in the city. I love experiencing the world on two wheels, especially if the two wheels lead me to coffee. 

I have a degree in environmental studies and geography. I’m interested in how spaces are designed (or not designed) to help people be safe, to have access to the resources they need to be healthy, and to thrive. I’m excited to learn from the community at WABA and share our excitement over just and sustainable multi-modal transportation! As Lewis Mumford said, “forget the damned motor car, design the city for lovers and friends!” 

When I’m not working or biking, I enjoy playing pick up soccer, attempting to play guitar, or sitting on the porch having a good chat. 

As the Vision Zero Coordinator, you will find me tabling for Vision Zero around Wards 1, 2, and 6, hosting educational bike rides for youth, and organizing a block party to connect with senior residents over street safety. If you would like to chat or share ideas, please feel free to email me at