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File #: 60922    Version: Name: Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Enactment date: 7/20/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00500
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Zachary Henak, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. 2020-06_Vision Zero.pdf, 2. Vision 0 TLNA.pdf, 3. MNA Vision Zero Support 06Jul2020.pdf, 4. PublicComment-RegistrantsReport Vision Zero 7.6.20.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City of Madison to become a Vision Zero Community. This resolution commits the City to setting a goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries, developing a Vision Zero strategy or plan and committing departments to carry out the strategies. The 2020 Adopted Capital Budget includes $350,000 for a Vision Zero project in Traffic Engineering's budget. Additional funding will be requested to implement the Vision Zero Plan recommendations. Annual capital budget requests likely would range from $500,000 to $1,000,000 per year for at least 10 years.
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SUBSTITUTE - Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030.
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WHEREAS, one death on Madison streets is one too many; and,
WHEREAS, crashes that result in death or serious injury are not inevitable but largely preventable and stem in part from human inattention and designs that are ineffective in accommodating multimodal uses in urban environments; and,

WHEREAS, a commitment to Vision Zero is a commitment to life and equitable opportunity for people in the City of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, it is the role of government to do its part to serve and protect the populace; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is recognized and strives to be continually acknowledged nationally and internationally as a healthy, attractive, desirable, and safe City; and,

WHEREAS, people walking and biking are at the highest risk of serious injury and represent 41% of crashes; and,

WHEREAS, Madison has a strong history of commitment to prioritizing safety and recently completed, or will soon complete, crash studies for both bicyclists and pedestrians and has made demonstrable progress to improve safety for walking and biking through systemic changes in the way the transportation network is planned, programmed, designed, constructed, and operated; and,...

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