Commit to Vision Zero
Every two days on average three people die on the streets of the Houston region - 667 people died in 2014. Nearly every single day another Houston area family forever loses a loved one, all too often due to a traffic collision that could have been avoided.
We must treat traffic deaths in the Houston region as the public health crisis it is. This crisis will not be fixed overnight, but with the proper leadership, we can begin making progress immediately. All traveling Houstonians, whether it be via bicycle, car, bus, or their own two feet, deserve to move safely through the streets of Houston.
- Mayor of Houston
- Houston mayoral candidates
The Houston region must begin to reduce traffic deaths to zero. Nearly every single day another Houston area family forever loses a loved one, all too often due to a traffic collision that could have been avoided.
Please commit to Vision Zero and promise to use every tool at your disposal to improve the safety of our streets and eliminate traffic fatalities.
A Vision Zero approach for the City of Houston would mean a collaborative effort from the Policy, Public Works and Engineering, Planning and Development, Fleet Management, and the Administration and Council, and any other department or local jurisdiction influencing the safety of our streets.
We need to change policies, change state laws, allocate funding, and coordinate efforts to bring the number of Houston families dealing with the untimely death of a loved one on our streets closer to zero. We will not fix this crisis in a day, or even a year, but we must start going in the right direction.
Thanks for all that you do to improve the quality of life for the people of Houston.
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