Vision Zero Improvements Mean Safer Streets

As part of the Vision Zero Program to end Austin traffic fatalities, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has completed a safety improvement project around the intersection at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane. The upgrades include medians designed to reduce left-turn crashes, a new pedestrian hybrid beacon, a traffic signal with pedestrian crossings, high-visibility crosswalks, […]

Making Vision Zero Actionable

You may have heard about the City’s Vision Zero initiative, a plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero. While much of the work around achieving that goal revolves around engineering, policy, and enforcement, a big part of it also depends on the community. With that in mind, the Austin Transportation Department and Austin Police Department […]

Making the Streets Safe for All Travelers

Last week, two separate incidents highlighted the need for policies like Complete Streets and Vision Zero – and for drivers to be vigilant. In separate incidents, two Austin Independent School District students were struck by vehicles as they exited their school buses. Thankfully both students are OK, but both were too-close encounters in a city […]