CSG in the news: ‘Where is the urgency?’: DC Council, advocates critical of ‘Vision Zero’

WTOP, Sept. 27, 2018:

Advocates for pedestrian safety contested that D.C. officials routinely prioritize drivers over those who opt for other modes of transportation.

“You may not state it publicly, but your actions as a council and as a city demonstrate that your allegiance is to that constituency, not to the people who walk, bike or take transit on the roads that you control,” said Alex Baca, engagement director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth.

Baca and other speakers argued that the “Vision Zero” tactic of enforcement and education through ticketing and fines doesn’t effectively curb dangerous driving behavior.

“You don’t change behavior by asking everyone to be nice to each other,” Baca said.

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