The Gist: The City of Savannah is taking aim at traffic fatalities and has a plan to create safer streets throughout the city.
The Plan: The Vision Zero initiative was approved by City Council last year, and city staff have developed an action plan to guide the effort. The plan emphasizes community engagement and collaboration, as well as data collection and analysis to identify safety concerns and opportunities for improvement. As part of the plan, the City will create a Vision Zero Task Force to provide ongoing input on strategies, policies, and projects.
Why It Matters: The Vision Zero initiative will have a significant impact on the lives of Savannah residents. With safer streets, residents will be able to travel more safely, regardless of how they get around.
More Information: Mayor Van Johnson and City Manager Joseph A. “Jay” Melder both expressed their excitement for the City’s commitment to making the streets safer for all forms of transit, and Alderman Nick Palumbo emphasized the holistic and inclusive approach of the plan. With this plan, the City of Savannah is taking a significant step toward its goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, which will have a positive impact on the lives of residents.