Quick, it's the last day to give feedback to Philly's Vision Zero action plan - Generocity Philly

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Jul. 14, 2017 9:43 am

Quick, it’s the last day to give feedback to Philly’s Vision Zero action plan

You can offer your feedback on Philly's proposed plan for making streets safer before a finalized plan comes out this fall.

Bicyclists make up 35 percent of all traffic-related deaths in Philly, according to PennDOT.

(Photo via Flickr user Juan de los Santos, used under a Creative Commons license)

Safety first!

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.

Read the plan here and offer any feedback here.

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.

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Albert Hong

Albert Hong is Generocity's contributing reporter. He started hanging around the Technically Media office as a summer intern for Technical.ly and eventually made his way to freelancing for both news sites. While technology and video games are two of his main interests, he's grown to love Philadelphia as a city and is always excited to hear someone else's story.

  • LinuxGuy

    Vision Zero is a total flop. It failed in NYC and will fail in Philly. Why do they want poor engineering and predatory enforcement? Tickets to safe drivers? The wrong drivers cited? Just say that the purpose of this is to make money off of safe drivers, and get people to stop driving. Pretending this is a safety issue is a total joke and will not fool anyone.

    Check out the National Motorists Association for real data on driving issues.

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