Vision Zero Houston is a commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030 and improve mobility for all Houstonians who drive, walk, bike, use a wheelchair, and take public transit. The new executive committee met on October 15.
The Vision Zero Executive Committee's role is to provide leadership and direction to City staff and partners on the development and implementation of a Vision Zero Action Plan.
Vision Zero Executive Committee responsibilities include:
· Develop and implement a Vision Zero Action Plan, which will consist of actions to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030 and improve mobility for all people using Houston roadways and sidewalks, especially our most vulnerable users such as people walking, biking, and using a wheelchair
· Consider and review information and recommendations provided by the Vision Zero Task Force and stakeholders:
· Make executive-level decisions, as well as recommendations to the Mayor and City Council, which will shift the way we think about traffic safety: that no loss of life is acceptable, that traffic deaths are preventable, and that people deserve beautiful streets that are safe and accessible, and
· Suggest changes and necessary adaptations to be made to our city streets and city policies that will ensure that the streets created, designed and reconstructed are safer, for all users, of all ages and all abilities.
The City's goal, to reduce all fatal crashes on roadways by 2030, is underway with the establishment of the Executive Committee of Vision Zero.
Several committees are also being formed to share to planning load. Click here for more details.