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File #: [21-0760]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/13/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: Adopt a Vision Zero Resolution.
Attachments: 1. Emails From the Public, 2. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A VISION ZERO STRATEGY TO HELP ELIMINATE TRAFFIC DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES BY 2031 (2021-10-13/R-2)
Related files: [21-0736]


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Adopt a Vision Zero Resolution.
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Staff:
Department:
Colleen Willger, Director
Planning
Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager

Jordan Powell, Complete Streets Specialist


Overview: At the September 29th, 2021 Council Work Session, Town staff presented information about the impact a Vision Zero strategy could have on Chapel Hill. Vision Zero is a strategy that reframes how we examine and react to roadway crashes. Vision Zero considers traffic deaths and serious injuries to be preventable, and that policy and street design should prioritize safety rather than vehicular speed and efficiency in order to lessen the severity of crashes. Safety of vulnerable road users is integral in transportation decision-making.

By adopting the Vision Zero resolution Town Council can set the tone and direction for the Town's transportation-related decisions through an official commitment to policies and practices that prioritize the safety of all road users in Chapel Hill.



Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the Vision Zero resolution.

Key Issues:
At the September 29th, 2021 Work Session, Council provided the following feedback:
* Add a 'Be It Resolved' to the resolution that memorializes the interest in prioritizing the safety of vulnerable road users in the development review process, including but not limited to Traffic Impact Analyses incorporating accurate analysis that prioritizes safety of vulnerable road users.
* Conduct data analysis (Chapel Hill residents, non-Chapel Hill residents, demographics, etc.) on drivers involved in speeding and failure to yield citations and crashes.
* Interest in planning for e-bike revolution and the impacts that will have on bike/ped, bike/e-bike, e-bike/car conflicts on roads.
* A way to decrease speeding on our roads is to lower the speed limits and narrow the lane widths.
* How do we look at structural issues (street infrastructure) in low-income communities based on historical disinvestment?

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