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Safer Streets

A Bold Agenda for Data and Community-Driven Action

Safe walking, biking, and transit access are keys to a sustainable city, but every year over 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed in traffic nationwide, and at least 18,000 are severely injured.  How are city streets being reshaped for safety?  Safer Streets will focus on how their cities are taking bold and systematic steps, informed by data and community knowledge, to reduce fatalities and severe injuries for all users. Topics will include Seattle’s Road Safety Action Plan and New York City’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.  These data-driven plans set aggressive safety goals and establish citywide safety programs to coordinate design and engineering, enforcement, education and public information campaigns.  The panel will focus on safety planning and results, including action plan development, safety data analysis, and community-based advocacy.