On January 27, 2022, the US Division of Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, introduced the federal authorities’s new complete Nationwide Roadway Security Technique, a roadmap for addressing the nationwide disaster in roadway fatalities and critical accidents. This technique is step one on the nationwide degree in working towards the long-term objective of reaching zero roadway fatalities.
“I need to thank Secretary Buttigieg and USDOT for making a complete strategy to transportation security and for calling on communities throughout America to scale back and ultimately get rid of critical accidents and deaths on our roadways,” stated Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. “In Madison, we’re dedicated to creating an surroundings the place the group feels secure on our streets when strolling, biking, taking transit or driving to work, college, or wherever they could must go. Working along with the group, we’ll construct a optimistic security tradition and enhance our design and development course of to make sure that our streets are accessible for all folks no matter their age, means, gender, race or technique of journey.”
The Nationwide Roadway Security Technique adopts the “Secure Methods Method,” an strategy that prioritizes eliminating deadly and critical damage crashes, that designs a system that accounts for human errors and vulnerability and that focuses on the shared accountability for security. This is identical strategy that the Metropolis of Madison is taking with the Imaginative and prescient Zero initiative. Madison dedicated to the objective of Zero deaths on our roadways through the summer time of 2020. The Metropolis has already begun to implement key actions talked about by the US DOT comparable to creating a complete Full Streets implementation plan, setting safer pace limits that account for the security of all customers, and designing roadways that facilitate secure journey by folks strolling and biking.
One of many key actions the US DOT is taking is investing in street security by means of funding within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation. The Metropolis of Madison is ready to work collaboratively with each the US DOT and Wisconsin DOT to deal with street security. One requirement of funding by means of the Secure Streets and Roads for All is a security plan comparable to Madison’s Imaginative and prescient Zero Motion Plan, which is being finalized proper now.
“When the federal authorities, state authorities and metropolis authorities unite to create security for all, that’s how we make actual change,” stated Yang Tao, Metropolis Site visitors Engineer. “We’re excited to work collectively utilizing the Secure Methods Method to save lots of lives and get rid of life-altering visitors crashes.”
For extra details about Madison’s participation and management on this nationwide initiative, go to our Vision Zero website.