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Overview

Take action to improve healthy transportation

Walking, Biking, and Public Transportation

City staff/elected officials

Vision Zero

  • Promote Vision Zero policies and implementation strategies to eliminate pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and injuries.
  • Identify areas of your community where collisions are more frequent and focus on improving them first.
  • Focus safety enforcement and investment near schools, and partner with school districts to implement Safe Routes to Schools. 

Complete Streets

  • Advance community and street design, and land use and transportation planning that promote all modes of transportation.
  • Improve public transportation options, and increase walking and biking in coordination with agency partners.
  • Implement strong Complete Streets policies to serve all users. Design your community’s streets for people, not just cars.
  • Focus on development near transit, especially in your community’s downtown. 
  • Create and track performance metrics so your community can evaluate how all modes of traffic are being accommodated over time, including cars. 
  • Use existing streets more efficiently, and convert space to encourage growth while also allowing all modes to use the streets safely. 
  • Enforce traffic laws to ensure streets are safe for all users.

Investment in Infrastructure

  • Increase investment in creating places to walk and bike, and affordable access to public transportation for those with limited options. 
  • Increase affordable housing development near transit, especially in your community’s downtown. 

Residents, parents, youth

Vision Zero

  • Promote Vision Zero, a framework for addressing pedestrian and bike fatalities on streets and within transportation systems.
  • Support street safety as a top goal for your community.

Complete Streets

  • Support strong implementation of Complete Streets for everyone. Ensure that streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
  • Advocate for investments that improve conditions for people who walk, ride bikes, and use transit; affordable and accessible public transportation; and affordable housing for low- and very low-income residents near public transportation.

Commands