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One person struck by a car is one person too many. As part of the City of Orlando’s continued efforts to make our community a safer place to walk, bike and drive, the Orlando City Council approved a Vision Zero resolution that commits the city to adopt a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2040. The move also endorses Vision Zero as a collaborative approach that involves all city departments to achieve this goal.
This resolution is the first step of a process that will establish a plan, timelines and actionable items with the goal of consistently reducing the number of crashes resulting in death and severe injury until we reach the ultimate goal of zero.
Check out the Orlando Sentinel article “Orlando commits to a goal of zero pedestrian deaths by 2040.” The Sentinel article used a photo from Operation Best Foot Forward, a high-visibility, dual-enforcement action to remind drivers about Florida’s driver yield law.