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File #: 2021-1271   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 9/13/2021
Title: A Public Hearing to Review and Comment on the Draft Vision Zero Action Plan
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Draft Vision Zero Action Plan, 2. Item 7-C Public Comment
Title

A Public Hearing to Review and Comment on the Draft Vision Zero Action Plan

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To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board.

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning, Building & Transportation Director
Lisa Foster, Transportation Planner
Rochelle Wheeler, Senior Transportation Coordinator

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda ("City") is seeking feedback on its Draft Vision Zero Action Plan ("Action Plan", Exhibit 1), which aims to eliminate fatal and severe injury traffic crashes by 2040. Alameda's Vision Zero policy, adopted in late 2019, requires the City to develop this Action Plan and makes safety the highest priority in transportation efforts. Per the policy, a multidisciplinary Vision Zero Task Force comprised of community members and staff helped guide development of the Action Plan.

The Action Plan, which will be updated once every five years, contains an introduction to the Vision Zero approach; an analysis of ten years of Alameda crash data, including high injury corridor maps; and 50+ specific actions aimed at increasing traffic safety. Staff are releasing the Action Plan for public review this month and plan to seek Council adoption of the final Action Plan by the end of the year. Feedback from the Planning Board will be shared with the Transportation Commission when it reviews the Action Plan and decides whether to recommend it to the City Council for adoption

Vision Zero focuses on systemic environmental change, and thus relies heavily on improving and building safer streets. Vision Zero's emphasis on traffic safety should be embedded into the City's project development review process.

The Action Plan, appendices, and additional information about Vision Zero are available at www.AlamedaVisionZero.org.

DISCUSSION

What is Vision Zero?

Vision Zero is an international movement with a goal to eliminate traffic crashes that result in deaths and life-changing injuries, which impact ...

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