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Treat vision zero TCS 2015

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Leah Treat, Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Treat vision zero TCS 2015

  1. 1. 1 Vision Zero for Portland
  2. 2. 2 Vision Zero is the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries from our roadways.
  3. 3. 3 Progress on Vision Zero February, 2015 - PBOT launches Portland Progress, our 2 year work plan.  Vision Zero one of 5 Major Themes  Sets out ambitious target of achieving Vision Zero for Portland in 10 years 17 Vision Zero action items
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  5. 5. 5 Progress on Vision Zero May, 2015 - City Council approves FY15/16 budget with unprecedented investments in safety  $4.7 million for safety improvements on 122nd Avenue  $2.6 million for safety improvements on East and West Burnside  $300,000 for Safe Routes to Schools services to middle/high school students
  6. 6. 6 Progress on Vision Zero June, 2015 Vision Zero resolution passes unanimously at City Council  Portland becomes a Vision Zero City  City Council resolves “No loss of life is acceptable on our city streets” Mayor Hales and Mayor Lee of San Francisco co-sponsor Vision Zero resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors  Resolution declares “Traffic fatalities are not inevitable”
  7. 7. 7 Progress on Vision Zero June, 2015 – Director Treat asks state legislators to support HB 2621, legislation allowing Portland to pilot fixed speed cameras on our High Crash Corridors
  8. 8. 8 Progress on Vision Zero July, 2015 - Governor Brown signs HB 2621, authorizing Portland to pilot fixed speed cameras  Bill authorizes fixed speed enforcement on Portland’s 10 High Crash Corridors  First cameras to go live in July of 2016
  9. 9. 9 Progress on Vision Zero July, 2015 - State Legislature allocates $17 million for Outer Powell  $3 million additional commitment from Portland City Council  Will fund safety improvements on SE Powell from 122nd to 136th
  10. 10. 10 Progress on Vision Zero Installation of an additional 24 Rapid Flashing Beacons underway in East Portland
  11. 11. 11 Progress on Vision Zero July 2015 - Installation of an additional 24 Rapid Flashing Beacons underway in East Portland  Two Safe Routes to School crossings recently installed  22 additional to be installed and activated over the next year  Focus on getting pedestrians across our busiest multi-lane corridors
  12. 12. 12 Progress on Vision Zero July 2015 - Installation of an additional 24 Rapid Flashing Beacons underway in East Portland  Help mitigate the double threat issue for pedestrians crossing multi-lane arterials  Drivers are 5x more likely to yield to pedestrian in marked crossings with RFBs than those without  Crossings with RFBs show slower driver approach speeds than those without Illustration of the double threat - FHWA
  13. 13. 13 Progress on Vision Zero August, 2015 - Vision Zero Kickoff meeting at APANO with local, regional and state elected officials and partners
  14. 14. 14 Vision Zero: What’s Next Portland Progress • PBOT’s 2 Year Workplan • Plan complete, work underway • 17 Vision Zero action items • Directs PBOT’s safety efforts Vision Zero Action Plan • Plan under development • PBOT is convener of diverse stakeholders • Vision Zero Taskforce will oversee plan • Will direct multi-disciplinary safety efforts across city Vision Zero Action Plan
  15. 15. 15 Vision Zero: What’s Next Vision Zero Action Plan Vision Zero Executive Committee. The Vision Zero Executive Committee provides high-level support for Vision Zero, launching Portland's citywide initiative and steering policy development and funding opportunities. Vision Zero Task Force. The Vision Zero Task Force is charged with: • Guiding development of the Vision Zero Action Plan • Identifying actions specific to members' organizations or agencies. • Developing the vision, goals, policy-recommendations, actions, performance measures, and recommendations to get to zero. • Continuing as ongoing champions for implementation of the Action Plan actions within Task Force members' organizations or agencies Vision Zero Technical Advisory Committee. The Vision Zero Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will provide technical assistance to the Task Force by responding to requests for information and developing recommendations for Task Force consideration. Vision Zero Action Plan - Committee Structure
  16. 16. 16 Vision Zero: What’s Next Gain insight with data from new partners  Determine if particular populations or types of crashes are under- represented in ODOT crash data  Develop a more holistic view of the causes of fatal and serious crashes  Get more timely data to track our progress
  17. 17. 17 Vision Zero: What’s Next Identify and implement best practices for speed and separation in Portland
  18. 18. 18 Vision Zero: What’s Next Identify and implement best practices for speed and separation in Portland SE Division and 156th SE Division and 148thSE Division and 142nd SW Barbur Blvd. at Miles St.
  19. 19. 19 Vision Zero: What’s Next Vision Zero Action Plan Fund, design and deploy capital investments with a Vision Zero lens  Central City Project  Bike Share  Connected Cully  Foster Streetscape Foster Streetscape
  20. 20. 20 Vision Zero & Equity
  21. 21. 21 Vision Zero: Equity 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008 2009-2013 Portland Traffic Fatalities: Annual Average in 5-year Increments Motorist Motorcycle Bicycle Pedestrian Continued Need to Focus on Pedestrian Safety
  22. 22. 22 Vision Zero: Equity
  23. 23. 23 Vision Zero & Equity
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