The city is calling for public input to develop strategies for reducing traffic deaths and making Las Vegas safer for all road users.
Las Vegas has set a goal to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2050, according to an article by KTNV staff. The city is developing a Vision Zero initiative that will guide the implementation of policies to improve road safety.
The city’s website calls the plan “a collaborative effort to create safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all” and encourages residents to complete a public feedback survey. “According to a news release, Vision Zero will be a collaboration between the city of Las Vegas, local law enforcement and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, among other groups.”
With traffic fatalities on the rise, cities around the country are using Vision Zero as shorthand for pledging to improve traffic safety, but, as David Zipper points out in an April piece, varying degrees of political will and resources devoted to meaningful changes and infrastructure improvements have led to mixed results.
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