PLANNING FOR SAFE STREETS FOR ALL

Safe Streets for Texans

is a grant funded safety education training program designed to teach city, county and MPO staff about the Vision Zero / Safe Systems approach.

These four to five hour, in person trainings are held in partnership with local Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Districts, and are designed to provide a solid understanding the Vision Zero and Safe Systems approach to improving transportation safety and planning, along with the Road to Zero Goal as adopted by the Texas Transportation Commission in 2019.

When the Road to Zero goal was first adopted, an average of 10 people a day were dying on Texas roadways – sadly that average has risen. To help counter that trend, and support Texas in its efforts to reach the goal of zero traffic deaths by 2050, we developed a plan to engage cities, counties, and local MPOs across the state to teach local transportation staff and leaders about the Vision Zero / Safe Systems approach, so they might take advantage of the federal Safe Streets and Roads for all (SS4A) grant funding opportunities. This could include creating Vision Zero Safety Action plans, or implementation grants.

 

Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths.
By working together, Texas can lead the nation in ending traffic deaths.

The trainings are provided free of charge through a TxDOT safety grant, and are designed primarily for city, county and MPO transportation and planning staff, but may be beneficial to local leaders, first responders and local advocates.

If you would like to learn more about these training opportunities, or to schedule a SS4T training, please contact us at info@VisionZeroTexas.org

Safe Streets for Texans (SS4T) Training Opportunities

For 2024, we’re launching Phase II of the Safe Streets for Texans training program. If you would like to learn more about these in-person training opportunities (see dates below), or to schedule a SS4T training near you, please contact us at info@VisionZeroTexas.org

Click on the link below for your TxDOT District to sign up and get information on the training time & location

Or visit our SS4T Links page to find slide decks from previous trainings, along with links to resources discussed as part of the trainings

July 23, 2024 — Lufkin District

July 31, 2024 — Fort Worth District

August 1, 2924 — Dallas District

Aust 6, 2024 — Brownwood District

August 7, 2024 — Abilene District

August 8, 2024 — Wichita District

August 21, 2024 — Beaumont District

August 28, 2024 — Atlanta District

August 29, 2024 — Paris District

September 6, 2024 — Tyler District

September 12, 2024 — Yoakum District

Farm&City

Vision Zero Texas - We can end traffic Deaths in Texas

Vision Zero Texas works to prevent and end traffic deaths in Texas, and is a project of Farm&City – a 501(c)(3) think and do tank dedicated to high quality urban and rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity.

For questions or more information please contact us at info@visionzerotexas.org 

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