Vision Zero Cleveland: What is it and why it matters

In Cleveland 43% of serious injury and fatal crashes happen on 15 of our most dangerous streets. Cities across the country are proactively addressing traffic safety using data to better inform engineering, enforcement, education and engagement with the goal of zero traffic serious injury and fatalities on city streets. .

Join Bike Cleveland and members of the City of Cleveland Vision Zero Taskforce as we welcome Leah Shahum, executive director, of the Vision Zero Network, who will be talking about what Vision Zero is and how cities across the country are working towards zero traffic fatalities among all road users. We will also share the progress and next steps on making Cleveland a Vision Zero city. Light snacks will be provided.

When: Thursday, August 29th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Goldhorn Brewery (1361 E. 55th St.)

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Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero acknowledges that traffic deaths and severe injuries are preventable and sets the goal of eliminating both in a set time frame with clear, measurable strategies.

In January 2018 the Cleveland City Council passed a resolution that created the Vision Zero Taskforce which consists of City of Cleveland departments, City Council, and Community Members (a copy of the resolution can be found here: The Taskforce has been working over the past 18 months evaluating data and current city policies to develop an action plan on how we can eliminate all traffic fatalities on city streets.

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