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Countdown to Zero

As the transportation industry strives to achieve zero fatalities or serious injuries related to traffic crashes, agencies and practitioners are looking for ways to develop prioritized transportation plans to more effectively address bicycle and pedestrian safety. Typical components of these plans include: 1) identifying realistic goals to achieve Vision Zero, 2) coordinating inter-department/interagency communication to facilitate stakeholder buy-in, and 3) building off the plan to develop actionable items (bike/pedestrian safety action plan, project identification, etc.). This session includes discussion of the FHWA-sponsored Vision Zero Peer Exchange held in March 2017, the upcoming FHWA update to the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and the work of ITE’s Vision Zero Task Force will be included, as well as highlights from the United States and Canada on success stories related to Vision Zero.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand ITE’s role in Vision Zero, including current and future work of ITE’s
  • Vision Zero Task Force.
  • Describe methods to develop a bicycle and pedestrian safety action plan with Vision
  • Zero as a focus.
  • Understand how to select and prioritizesafety improvement projects.
  • Identify realistic, implementable goals to achieve Vision Zero.
Facilitator:
Richard Retting, Director of Safety/Research, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, Washington, DC

Speakers:
  • FHWA Update to the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
    Dan Gelinne, Research Associate, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Elissa Goughnour, Transportation Engineer, VHB, Tysons, VA
  • City of Vancouver’s Vision Zero Plan
    Liliana Quintero, Transportation Engineer, City of Vancouver, BC
  • DC Moves & Vision Zero Plan Implementation
    Ryan Westrom, Senior Transportation Planner, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC