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Vision Zero Plan

June 19, 2017

Last week, Mayor Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago is intensifying its efforts at saving lives and preventing serious injuries through a three-year Vision Zero Chicago Action Plan. Vision Zero is a data-driven, multi-agency effort that considers traffic crashes as a public health challenge and is designed to improve traffic safety for all road users. The ultimate goal of Vision Zero is to reduce roadway crashes and eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Chicago by 2026.

 

Communities most heavily affected by severe traffic crashes will be prioritized for outreach and education, starting with a pilot project this summer on the West Side in Garfield Park and Austin, funded by an $186,000 grant from the National Safety Council.

 

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