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Back in the beginning of March, Mayor Jim Kenney made good on his “commitment to making Philadelphia streets safe for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or choice of transportation” by releasing Philly’s first draft of its three-year Vision Zero action plan.
It was produced by a Vision Zero Task Force created this past November by an executive order from Kenney, in the hopes of eventually bringing down the number of traffic-related deaths to zero by 2030.
And the numbers for the city don’t look good: Philly has twice the rate of traffic-related deaths per 100,000 residents than New York City, according to data from the action plan.
Well, today is the last day for you to offer any public feedback on that action plan before a finalized version comes out sometime this fall.
As Philly Curbed reported back when the action plan was released, the changes and improvements the city hopes to implement include increased enforcement for bike lanes, more opportunities for public education on street safety and light signals for bikes to grant them the right of way.