More than 80 people have died in traffic in Austin just this year, including two on North Lamar. The city’s transportation department has identified the North Lamar/Rundberg intersection as the second most dangerous in the city for deaths and serious injuries.
On October 1, City Council will vote on whether to include Vision Zero, the fundamental value that any traffic death is too many, in the city’s comprehensive plan, to be used as a basis for policy and budget decisionmaking. You can help make this happen:
- Sign the petition to Support a Vision Zero Policy and Action Plan to improve traffic safety for Austin
- Attend the District 4 town hall meeting to develop priorities for transportation spending, September 30 at 6:30pm at 11201 Parkfield.
- Be careful out there!
Background information on the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood team’s early support for Vision Zero
Our neighborhood plan vision and goals:
Pedestrians, motorists, transit users, bicyclists, and mobility-impaired neighbors should be able to safely and efficiently travel throughout the neighborhood and to the rest of the City.
- The pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks should be improved.
- The safety of both pedestrians and motorists needs to be upheld and ensured.
- North Lamar Boulevard should be a safe route for both pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Travel within the neighborhoods shall be efficient and free of physical barriers.
- Travel within the neighborhoods shall be safe and free of psychological barriers.