GOOD NEWS: The Vision Zero Act Of 2019 Just Introduced

THESE STAGGERING STATISTICS
Are we going to begin to wean our nation from car dependency? Cars are literally killing us.
The Vision Zero Act comes after a five-year increase in pedestrian and cyclist deaths in the U.S. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found more pedestrians and cyclists were killed last year than in any year since 1990; approximately 17 pedestrians and two cyclists were killed each day.
GOOD NEWS
The Vision Zero Act of 2019
, a bipartisan bill introduced in the House on October 23: To provide more federal funding towards safer street design, to help to reduce the increasing number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S.

NEW BILL AIMS TO COUNTER ALARMING RISE IN PEDESTRIAN DEATHS WITH FUNDING FOR SAFER STREETS

 

Bipartisan Vision Zero Act would steer highway funds towards programs for safer transit

 

“The Vision Zero Act is a critical step in our fight to reduce the number of transportation-related fatalities across our country,” said Rep. Pressley, who recently co-founded the House’s new Future of Transportation caucus. “This bill affirms the right of pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit riders to travel safely in community.”

Read about it:

https://www.curbed.com/2019/10/23/20928815/vision-zero-traffic-deaths-safe-streets-transportation

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