DC Families for Safe Streets welcomes those impacted by traffic violence. Members may be family and friends who have lost a loved one in a crash, crash survivors, and family members of survivors. This includes individuals who were injured or lost loved ones who were here to visit or work. We also welcome those who are engaged on issues of traffic safety and public health through their professional lives and community service.
Vision Zero legislation in DC
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. The DC Council unanimously passed the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Bill in September 2020. Read our testimony from the October 2019 public hearing and our op-ed in the Washington Post in September 2020. We look forward to working with the Council and the Mayor to ensure that the Bill is fully funded and implemented.
Upcoming public hearings related to safe streets legislation:
- Friday, February 18, 2022: DDOT performance oversight hearing. Learn more.
- Monday, March 14, 2022: The Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment has scheduled a public hearing on two recently introduced bills: (1) Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Amendment Act (B24-565); and (2) Walk Without Worry Amendment Act (B24-566). Learn more.
Other national efforts
Traffic crashes are fixable problems, caused by dangerous streets and unsafe drivers. They are not accidents. Pledge to stop using the word “accident” today.
National Roadway Safety Strategy
On January 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the National Roadway Safety Strategy, which sets the first-ever national goal of zero roadway fatalities and commits to specific actions to advance the goal of safe mobility for all ages. Learn more from our partners at the Vision Zero Network.
We thank Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for being an original co-sponsor on the bicameral Zero Traffic Deaths resolution (H. Res. 565, S. Res. 321), calling for the first national goal of Zero Traffic Deaths in the U.S.