Objective: Adopt a Vision Zero policy

Adopting a Vision Zero policy is the first step towards eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries.

City of Columbia completed this task.
Target Date: December 2016

How we accomplished this:

Establish Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety

In late 2014 and early 2015, a startling series of vehicle crashes killed and injured people who were walking. In response, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid established the Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety in May 2015. The Task Force was charged with making recommendations to City Council on how to improve pedestrian safety.

Columbia Mayor completed this task.
Target Date: May 2015

Share Vision Zero approach with Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety

PedNet Coalition presented to the Task Force on the data-driven approach of Vision Zero, its history, the movement of U.S. cities adopting Vision Zero policies, and the striking success of Vision Zero in saving lives and preventing injuries.

PedNet Coalition completed this task.
Target Date: October 2015

Develop Task Force final report and recommendations

The Task Force's first and overarching recommendation to City Council was to adopt a Vision Zero policy.

Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety completed this task.
Target Date: March 2016

Advocate for the City of Columbia to adopt a Vision Zero policy

PedNet Coalition led the advocacy efforts for Vision Zero. The Disabilities Commission, Public Transit Advisory Commission, Board of Health, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission, and The Downtown Community Improvement District ("The District") all submitted letters of support for Vision Zero.

PedNet Coalition completed this task.
Target Date: December 2016

City Council adopts Vision Zero policy

On December 19, 2016, Columbia City Council unanimously adopted a Vision Zero policy. The policy directed the City Manager to develop a Vision Zero Implementation Plan (Action Plan) by April 2017.

Columbia City Council completed this task.
Target Date: December 2016