• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 477

Vision Zero at a Crossroads: Identifying Challenges and Developing Partnerships to Eliminate Traffic Deaths in the United States

Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
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Lectern | AICP Certification
Megan Wier, San Francisco Department of Public Health, presiding
Sponsored by:
Task Force on Arterials and Public Health (ADD55T)
Joint Subcommittee on Health and Transportation (ADD50 (1))

Vision Zero (VZ), imported from Sweden, focuses on designing a transportation system so that human error doesn’t result in loss of life. It aims to eliminate traffic deaths while protecting vulnerable road users. U.S. cities began adopting VZ in 2014, with over 20 cities now and growing. Focusing on traffic deaths and their prevention, VZ draws increased attention to street design and traffic safety, particularly on urban arterials and in EJ communities. This session will address the NTSB’s 2017 study of speeding, underreporting of injuries, issues regarding racial bias in enforcement, and equity and community engagement in implementation. Come hear how jurisdictions are partnering across disciplines and with the community.

The session will utilize a panel of 5 individuals who will spend 15 minutes presenting a range of perspectives on the topic. The session will then conclude with Q7A and audience discussion. The session will be recorded and used to help build the case study around the topic for the Arterial Task Force.

Title Presentation Number
Panel Members
T. Dinh-Zarr, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Erin Sauber-Schatz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Jonathan M. Rogers, District Department of Transportation
Keshia Pollack, Johns Hopkins University
Leah Treat, Portland Bureau of Transportation