Moving DC to Zero: Championing Community and Change East of the River

Making sure that community members can travel safely by foot, bus, or bike to get to where they need to go is an essential part of a healthy community. As a result, it is important that the concept of Vision Zero be fully implemented in every part of District of Columbia.

The Safe Routes Partnership spent a year partnering with communities in Wards 7 and 8 to implement transportation safety initiatives in support of the District’s Vision Zero plan. The goal was to identify and address barriers to reducing injuries and fatalities while providing resources focused on creating safe streets, protecting vulnerable users, and preventing dangerous driving. We worked closely alongside residents, community partners, District agencies, and schools to improve
safety where people live, learn, and play.

This toolkit provides an overview of our collective work with tips and resources for developing Vision Zero initiatives East of the River. We explain our community engagement strategy, spotlight school champions, celebrate success stories, and offer recommendations for equitable transportation change.

filed under