District's Vision Zero website expanding

District government has expanded its website (www.dcvisionzero.com) devoted to the Vision Zero Initiative. In addition to the Vision Zero Safety map (an interactive map that allows users to pinpoint hazards on DC’s streets), the site also now includes summary data on traffic safety in DC, links to a variety of reports, and other material. Last Spring Mayor Bowser heeded Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx’s call to mayors to launch Vision Zero initiatives in their cities. District agency representatives met over the spring and summer to draft an action plan, which will be made available to the public soon. Vision Zero is a doctrine developed in Sweden that says that traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are unacceptable and avoidable.