Vision Zero Resolution Heard at Kansas City MO City Hall | BikeWalkKC

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The City Council heard from the loved ones of those lost to unsafe streets, survivors of traffic violence, environmental advocates, as well as BikeWalkKC on the need for safe streets in KCMO and why we need a Vision Zero resolution.

If you haven’t read it already, you can see the language for the Vision Zero resolution (#200019) here:

What’s Next?

Vision Zero will have a second hearing at City Council some time in the next few weeks. While we wait for it to be scheduled, BikeWalkKC is meeting one-on-one with several City Councilmembers.

MoBikeFed comment: BikeWalkKC and road safety supporters in Kansas City are making a big push for Vision Zero--particularly after the death of beloved local cyclist Pablo Sanders, who was hit while bicycling on Southwest Boulevard on Christmas Eve:

Vision Zero is one of the few approaches that has really been proven to make a real difference in fatality and serious injury rates among all road users--including those who drive, those who walk, and those who bicycle.

Vision Zero is a strategy to actually eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Vision Zero is a systems-focused, public health-oriented, data-driven approach. Vision Zero benefits ALL road users, including those who drive, walk, bicycle, transport goods, and use public transportation.

Vision Zero takes the approach that traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable, and thus ethically unacceptable.

Find out more about Vision Zero--including how you can start to implement Vision Zero in your community--at the Missouri Vision Zero Information Center: