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File #: 2021-1402   
Type: Minutes
Body: Commission on Persons with Disabilities
On agenda: 10/13/2021
Title: August 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Roll Call: 6 Commissioners present
Vice Chair Linton, Commissioner Roloff, Commissioner Kenny, Commissioner Brillinger, Commissioner Hall, Commissioner Mullins

Minutes from the June 9, 2021 Commission on Persons with Disabilities Meeting
5 Aye

4A: Review and provide feedback on the draft Vision Zero Action plan to Eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2040
* Presentation by City staff Rochelle Wheeler; Lisa Foster is the Project Manager for the Vision Zero Action Plan, Rochelle is her deputy on this project
* Presentation provided an overview of the draft Action Plan
* An earlier draft was presented to the Commission in April
* Vision Zero is an international movement that provides a framework for reducing traffic deaths and life-changing injuries to zero
* In November 2019, the City Council adopted the Vision Zero policy
* The draft plan has 4 high level points: no deaths or severe injuries by 2040, this is a 5-year plan, there are 5 central goals, with 50+ actions
* Vision Zero Task Force has been the guiding group for the plan and includes community members and City staff, and Commissioner Kenny is a member representing the Commission on Persons with Disabilities
* Traffic safety measures in Alameda are data driven and include the most dangerous streets and behaviors
* Data studied is form 2009-2018 and identified that 41% of severe crashes are in social vulnerable areas, only 30% of roads are within those areas
* 73% of crashes are on high-injury corridors, which cover 20% of Alameda's roadways
* The top 2 most dangerous actions are failure to yield to pedestrian and unsafe speeds
* The plan tries to address these issues to develop actions to make our streets safer, and the actions prioritize high injury corridors
* Safety improvements and design changes are a key part of the plan. Examples are lighting improvements, quickly respond to fatal crashes, scho...

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